There have been people delivering cannabis since long before medical marijuana was first legalized – however, it has slowly transitioned from being an extremely illegal activity, to a legal grey area in a number of states. Now, Portland City Council has created a new classification of business license they are calling a “marijuana courier” – basically a cannabis delivery service. This is the first time in the recreational market that this type of business has been established, ensuring that business owners and employees are operating within the law.
Businesses that want to deliver cannabis to adults – or patients – in Portland, Oregon will need to apply for a retail license from the state and then for a “courier” license within the city. They will not be allowed to have a physical storefront where customers can come and shop – however they will be able to produce their own cannabis and products and set up a headquarters, which can be located near existing dispensaries (even though dispensaries must remain a minimum of 1,000 feet apart).
“Since the state regulations keep changing and the industry keep flourishing, we’ll be coming back with multiple changes I’m sure,” Commissioner Amanda Fritz said. “I look forward to that time.”
Information source: marijuanatimes.org