In a huge relief to patients and the relatives of the patients who had to get their medicines from far-off dispensaries, Michigan has issued its first set of medical marijuana home delivery licenses to three dispensaries.
While one license was awarded to a dispensary named Lake Effect, which serves patients in Kalamazoo County, the other two went to BotaniQ and Utopia Gardens, both located in Detroit.
The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, however, has set a few guidelines, as listed below, for all the present and future dispensaries bestowed with a home-delivery license:
1) Dispensaries with a valid home-delivery license must appoint their own drivers.
2) All delivery vehicles need to be tracked with a GPS system.
3) The concerned dispensaries must document and track all delivery inventory.
4) The delivery executive will have to get a copy of the patient’s identification card and medical marijuana card before handing over the shipment.
5) Patients cannot order more than the daily maximum limit- 2.5 ounces of flower.
6) The delivery address must match the patient’s address as listed on both their identification and medical marijuana card.
The three stores have also planned to install dashcams in their delivery vehicles, reports local news source MLive. In addition, they are looking to provide a camera to each delivery executive (presumably fit inside their caps or dress) so that the entire delivery process can be recorded.
“We want to make sure everything is secure. We are a hard target for any criminal that might try anything,” Jevin Weyenberg, general manager of Lake Effect was quoted as saying by MLive.
Presently, Lake Effect plans to take orders only through phone calls from patients residing anywhere throughout Kalamazoo County.
On the other hand, Utopia Gardens aims at serving patients residing within a 20-mile radius of the shop, with both online and phone-ordering facilities.
With this move, Michigan looks to make the lives of patients, especially those in wheelchairs, easier than ever.