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Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Approves Policy Changes To Proposed Regulations for Adult Use Delivery in Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS:  Following a public comment period that closed October 15, the Cannabis Control Commission  on Tuesday approved additional policy changes to its draft regulations that establish two Marijuana Establishment types authorized to provide limited delivery services to adult-use cannabis consumers in the Commonwealth. A final vote on all modifications to Massachusetts’ adult and medical use of marijuana regulations will occur at a subsequent public meeting slated for October 29.

Previously referred to as Limited Delivery Licenses and Wholesale Delivery Licenses, the newly categorized Marijuana Courier and Marijuana Delivery Operator license types discussed Tuesday aim to further the Commission’s mission to ensure meaningful participation in the legal cannabis industry by communities that have been disproportionately harmed by marijuana prohibition and to satisfy consumer demand that is currently being met by illicit market participants. The Commission’s draft delivery regulations specify that both license types will be exclusively available to Certified Economic Empowerment Priority Applicants (EEAs) and Social Equity Program (SEP) Participants for a minimum of three years, with the exclusivity period beginning once the first Marijuana Delivery Operator commences operations.

To that end, among the additional delivery changes approved Tuesday, Commissioners put in place operations restrictions, modified caps on ownership and control, and limits to financial relationships with third-party technology platform providers in order to prevent entities from dominating this emerging delivery market segment. They include:

  • Requiring that marijuana products out for distribution by a delivery licensee will be associated with a specific, individual order to prevent entities from operating as mobile warehouses or retail stores;
  • Deeming a third-party technology platform provider with any financial interest— including but not limited to, a delivery agreement or other agreement for services—in a delivery license as a person or entity having direct control over that license, and limiting such control by those providers to one delivery license;
  • Preventing a single entity from holding direct or indirect control over more than two Marijuana Delivery Operator or Marijuana Courier licenses, under the Commission’s three Marijuana Retailer or Delivery License cap, and restricting a single Marijuana Delivery Operator to maintaining one warehouse as their principal place of business or operations;
  • Underscoring that the Commission shall maintain on its website its publicly available and searchable source of information about all operating licensees and include delivery licensees; and
  • Revisiting the provisions for Marijuana Delivery Operators two years after the first entity commences operations in the Commonwealth to study the competitiveness and concentration of the license type, and if necessary, responding with further regulatory changes or guidance.

The Commission also approved policy changes that bring the adult-use delivery regulations in line with sister state agency requirements for commercial vehicles and tax collection, including:

  • Requiring that commercial vehicles used to transport or deliver marijuana or marijuana products must comply with applicable Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) requirements, but may not include any additional external marking that indicates the vehicle is being used to transport or deliver marijuana or marijuana products;
  • Clarifying that although Marijuana Delivery Operators are not considered Marijuana Retailers under the Commission’s regulations, they must register as a vendor with the Department of Revenue (DOR) and collect and remit marijuana retail taxes in accordance with DOR regulations.

The Commission’s development of Marijuana Courier and Marijuana Delivery Operator licenses follows the promulgation of a Delivery-Only, Delivery Endorsement, and pre-certification licensing process in 2019 which received substantial public feedback during the agency’s current regulatory review period. The Marijuana Courier model represents an evolution of the Delivery-Only License the Commission had previously approved in 2019, and maintains those policies and provisions in order to keep barriers to industry entry low and support participation by applicants with limited capital.

In direct response to public comment received during the initial 2020 regulatory review period, the Commission approved the Marijuana Delivery Operator license authorizing businesses to purchase marijuana and finished marijuana products at wholesale from Cultivators, Craft Marijuana Cooperatives, Product Manufacturers, and Microbusinesses, and sell individual orders directly to consumers. By expanding the delivery operations available to licensees, the Commission also has adopted additional compliance requirements for Marijuana Delivery Operators pertaining to wholesaling, warehousing, white labeling, and sales.

During Tuesday’s meeting the Commission acknowledged the important role of municipalities allowing for delivery licensees to operate within their borders, including the local control provisions in state law. Under the Commission’s draft regulations, licensed delivery service will be able to occur within:

  • A municipality which the delivery licensee has identified as its place of business;
  • Any municipality which allows for adult-use retail within its borders; or
  • Any municipality which, after receiving notice from the Commission, has then notified the Commission that delivery may operate within its borders.

Marijuana Retailers and Micro businesses with Delivery Endorsements will be required to inform their host municipality law enforcement authorities, including police and fire departments, about plans to deliver marijuana and marijuana products directly to consumers.

Tuesday’s session followed multiple public meetings and public comment periods held in June, July, August, and September covering proposed changes across both sets of Commission regulations. To review regulatory drafts, meeting summaries, or minutes from those discussions, visit MassCannabisControl.com. To access video recordings of previous meetings, visit the Commission’s Facebook or YouTube channels. After the Commission reconvenes October 29 to vote on the final adult and medical use of marijuana regulatory changes, those provisions will be submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office for their review and promulgation.

OREGON: OLCC Commission Approves Permanent Rules for Curbside Delivery

Continues social distancing approach to prevent spread of Covid-19

OMMP cardholder daily purchase increased

Marijuana license stipulated settlements approved

OREGON:

At its regular monthly meeting on September 11, 2020, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved permanent rules allowing licensed recreational marijuana retailers to continue curbside delivery transactions, and increased the marijuana flower purchase amount for OMMP cardholders and caregivers. The Commission also approved ten marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.

Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic started, the OLCC approved temporary rules designed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The change encouraged social distancing by allowing licensed marijuana retailers to conduct limited transactions outside but close to their physical location. Under the permanent rule licensed retailers can continue to take orders and deliver product to a person outside the store and within 150 feet of the retailer’s licensed premises.

The Commission believes this has proven to be an effective approach to limiting interactions and exposure to COVID. Although this rule is being made permanent due to the pandemic, commission staff will revisit this rule at a later date.

Commissioners also approved continuing the daily purchase limits for OMMP cardholders and caregivers that were approved in temporary rule on March 22, 2020. OMMP cardholders and caregivers will continue to be able to purchase up to 24 ounces per day and no more than 32 ounces per month.

The permanent rules take effect September 18, 2020.

The Commission also ratified the following violation fines and suspensions based on stipulated settlements (detailed information on specific cases can be found here on the OLCC website):

Green Valley Wellness in Talent will pay a fine of $4,950 OR serve a 30-day recreational marijuana retailer license suspension for one violation.

Licensee is: Green Valley Wellness, LLC; P&M Holdings, LLC; Peter Gross, Member; Michael Monarch, Member.

Ahanu Yates; permitee will serve a 30-day marijuana worker permit suspension or pay a $750 fine.

Crystal O’Connell; permitee will serve a 30-day marijuana worker permit suspension or pay a $750 fine.

Juliet King; permitee will serve a 30-day marijuana worker permit suspension or pay a $750 fine.

Tyler Kinert; permitee will serve a 30-day marijuana worker permit suspension or pay a $750 fine.

Heiple L3 will pay a fine of $1,155 OR serve a seven-day recreational marijuana producer license suspension for one violation.

Licensees are: Heiple L3, LLC; William Ng, Member.

Yachats Cannabis Company in Yachats will pay a fine of $1,155 OR serve a 7-day recreational marijuana retailer license suspension for one violation.

Licensees are: Yachats Cannabis Company, LLC; Aaron Bishop, Member; Kati Bishop, Member.

Dark Star Productions will pay a fine of $8,085 OR serve a 49-day recreational marijuana wholesaler license suspension for three violations.

Licensees are: Dark Star Productions, LLC; Kinyon Case, Member; Michelle Case, Member; Diania Turner, Member; Kacie Hersh, Member.

Lucky Lion/Dutch Alchemy in Eugene will pay a fine of $4,950 AND serve a two-day recreational marijuana retailer license suspension, OR serve a 32-day recreational marijuana retailer license suspension for one violation.

Licensees are: Dutch Alchemy, LLC; Hilltop Consulting, Inc., Member; Jake Hill, President, Director, Stockholder; Jacqueline Hill, Secretary, Treasurer, Stockholder.

Greenhill Cannabis Farms will surrender its recreational marijuana producer licenseAND each licensee agrees to accept a letter of reprimand for six violations.

Licensees are: Greenhill Cannabis Farms, LLC; Joshua McNamara, Member.

OREGON: OLCC Commission Takes Step to Continue Curbside Delivery

Begins Process to Ban Additives in Inhalable Cannabis Products

Commissioners Also Approve Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements

 

OREGON:  At its regular monthly meeting on June 18, 2020, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission moved to extend the ability of licensed marijuana retailers to continue curbside delivery, and took the first step towards adopting rules that would ban non-cannabis additives from inhalable cannabis products.  Commissioners also approved six marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the OLCC, in order to promote social distancing required under the Governor’s Executive Orders, approved a temporary rule allowing licensed marijuana retailers to make “curbside delivery” within the immediate vicinity of their licensed (premises) retail store. That temporary rule expires in September 2020 and cannot be extended with another temporary rule.

Because the duration of the pandemic remains unknown, measures aimed at accommodating social distancing requirements and minimizing person-to-person contact remain critical to protecting public health. The proposed rule provides licensed marijuana retailers flexibility in how they can deliver to consumers at their licensed premises.

In the fall of 2019, a number of Oregonians suffered from the outbreak of vaping-associated lung injury (VALI) linked in part to inhalable cannabis products.  As of March, 2020, Oregon had 23 reported cases of VALI, including two fatalities.  VALI has been tentatively linked to additives combined with cannabis oil.

Commission staff are attempting to address consumer product safety concerns by prohibiting all processed non-cannabis additives from being added to inhalable cannabis products. Non-cannabis vaping additives are used in cannabis vaping products for a variety of purposes, including dilution, flavor, and effects.  However, non-cannabis additives are not necessary to make a vape product work with vaping technology.

Although the additives may be generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for ingestion, the same cannot be said for their inhalation. There is no regulatory body that evaluates the safety of these ingredients when inhaled, and additive makers do not disclose all of their ingredients due to trade secret concerns.

The Commission also ratified the following violation fines and suspensions based on stipulated settlements (detailed information on specific cases can be found here on the OLCC website):

  • MAHALO in Hillsboro will pay a fine of $3,795 OR serve a 23-day recreational marijuana retailer license suspension for one violation.

Licensee is: Mahalo, Inc.; Frankie Powell, President/Secretary/Director/Stockholder.

  • PLANE JANE DISPENSARY in Portland will serve a 30-day recreational marijuana retailer license suspension OR pay a fine of $3,795 AND serve a seven-day suspension for one violation.

Licensees are: Plane Janes’ LLC; Patricia Wiegele, Member.

  • MYLES MYERS will pay a fine of $750 OR serve a 30-day marijuana worker permit suspension for one violation.

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  • GREEN BOX in Portland will pay a fine of $2,640 OR serve a 16-day recreational marijuana retailer license suspension for two violations.

Licensees are: Green Box, LLC; Adrian Wayman, Member; Robert Wayman, Member.

  • PARADISE FOUND in Portland will pay a fine of $10,230 OR serve a 62-day recreational marijuana retailer license suspension for two violations.

Licensees are:  JIMO Holdings, LLC; Joseph Cohen, Member; Idan Magal, Member; Arman Daytian, Member/Manager.

  • WINDS OF CHANGE* will surrender its recreational marijuana producer license suspension for eight violations.

Licensees are:  Winds of Change, LLC; James McQuade, Member.

Oregon Marijuana Retail Licensees Allowed To Provide Curbside Delivery

Temporary Rule Aligns With Governor’s Executive Order to Promote Social Distancing

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved a temporary rule that supports social distancing to promote prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, by allowing licensed marijuana retailers to conduct limited transactions outside their licensed premises.  The action will permit retail licensees to take orders and deliver product from the retail store to a person who is outside of the store and within 150 feet of the retailer’s licensed premises.

At an emergency meeting to consider temporary rules impacting the business activity of OLCC licensees in the alcohol and marijuana industry, the Commission took its action to promote social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 virus.  The Commission’s action aligns with the Governor’s Executive Order that prohibits public gatherings of 25 people or more, and encourages people to distance themselves by at least 3 feet while in public.

The temporary rule also increases the amount of flower that OMMP cardholders and caregivers can purchase to 24 ounces per day and no more than 32 ounces per month. This change temporarily increases the daily purchase limit for OMMP cardholders to match their personal possession limit. This rule does not change the total monthly amount a cardholder or caregiver is currently permitted to purchase from an OLCC-licensed retailer.

The temporary action that the Commission has taken is designed to balance the protection of public health while at the same time helping struggling businesses.  Marijuana industry guidance can be found here.

“Every single decision that this agency is making, both for the liquor and the marijuana industries, are there for the consideration of helping people make a living and continue to make a living,” said Paul Rosenbaum, OLCC Commission Chair.

During the period of March 1-18, 2020, OLCC marijuana retailers have seen a 25-30% increase in sales compared to the same period last year.  Retail marijuana stores remain open, but these changes will let them operate in a way that is consistent with the guidance from the Executive Order by decreasing in-store activity.

However the OLCC made it clear that if individual licensees take advantage of the temporary rule by disrupting public safety or public health that the rule could be suspended for the whole industry.

“We’re asking our retailers to make sure to work with the community and local officials so that this can happen in a safe and non-obstructive way to city services, otherwise we’ll need to make changes,” said Steve Marks, OLCC Executive Director.

Oregon Delivery, Curbside Pickup Rules Eased To Help During COVID-19 Crisis

Applications Prioritized, Temporary Action Eases Delivery Requirements

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission took action designed to ease the economic hardship faced by the hospitality industry as result of public health mandates to help stop the spread of the novel infectious coronavirus (COVID-19).  The Commission’s action relaxes some of the requirements relating to delivery of malt beverages, wine and cider by licensees who qualify for same-day delivery.

At its monthly meeting today the Commission approved emergency rules to enable licensees that currently have an Off-Premises license – or a license that includes Off-Premises Sales Privileges with Same-Day Delivery approval to make delivery of malt beverages, wine and cider to customers at curbside. Home delivery was already permissible, but with the Commission’s action today, the hours for same-day delivery of alcohol have been extended to 2:30 a.m.

Separately, Commission staff have created a streamlined application process for existing Limited On-Premises Sales and Full On-Premises Sales Licensees (restaurants & bars) to start selling malt beverages, wine and cider to go. Qualified licensees can apply for a “90-day Authority To Operate” (ATO) with an Off-Premises Sales license.

“We are looking to help our licensees – economically helping them get every dollar they can, but also administratively by giving them the tools they need,” said Steve Marks, OLCC Executive Director. “These are difficult times for all our industries, and we are looking across our licensee types to do what we can do to help business.”

Curbside delivery includes delivery to a location that is within 100 feet of the boundary of the licensed premises. Licensees can utilize e-commerce operators (beverage & food-delivery app couriers) for delivery provided that the e-commerce providers and the licensees comply with amended delivery rules and the temporary policy which can be located here OAR 845-006-0392 and OAR 845-006-0396.

Licensees seeking to apply for a 90-day ATO with an Off-Premises Sales license can begin the process online here. Statewide there are approximately 5500 eligible licensees for this license; the processing time for each application will vary and a timeframe for granting the ATO cannot be specified.

The Governor of Oregon declared an emergency under ORS 401.165 due to the public health threat posed by the novel infectious coronavirus (COVID-19). The Governor has ordered that immediate implementation of social distancing and community mitigation measures necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Governor’s March 17, 2020 Executive Order 20-07 further prohibits on-site consumption of food and drink at restaurants, bars, and similar establishments.   The penalty for failure to comply includes immediate suspension of the license of the licensed premises.

Licensees that have general questions about their license should contact Licensing Services at olcc.liquorlicenseapplication@oregon.gov.

Click here for the COVID-19 Temporary Changes: Off-Premises Sales & Delivery Fact Sheet

Grassdoor Provides Fastest Cannabis Delivery Service In Los Angeles

CALIFORNIA: Grassdoor is offering fast and efficient cannabis delivery in Los Angeles and the Orange County area. It’s a relief to people in the county who need access to cannabis and related products easily and to tight deadlines.

The Grassdoor marijuana delivery app in Los Angeles is dedicated to delivering cannabis products door to door within 40 minutes. A further advantage that comes with using the app is that all products are a top brand, so a good user experience is guaranteed.

Fast service from a local provider

Grassdoor is dedicated to providing the fastest available cannabis delivery service in Los Angeles and Orange County. However, the company recognizes that it’s not just speed of delivery that is important.

It’s also making sure that the service it provides is friendly and efficient and that its products are fresh and safe to use. This is something that the people of Los Angeles have been waiting for. They get access to top brand cannabis products without ever having to leave home. They are also guaranteed to receive the products in a timely and safe manner.

Tried and tested products that can be trusted

The best news about this fast cannabis delivery provision from Grassdoor is that all the products that the company delivers are tried and tested.

The owners of the company are connoisseurs of the cannabis industry. This means that they have chosen the highest quality flowers for customers while keeping the products at an affordable cost.

All of the cartridges and pens that are delivered by Grassdoor have been tested for effectiveness and safety of use. The testing and guarantee of quality apply to all of the products that are delivered by Grassdoor. These products include oil cartridges, vape pens, blunts, edibles, THC concentrates, CBD products and accessories.

Customers at the forefront of a cannabis delivery service

This delivery service is big news for the people of Los Angeles and Orange County. They are being provided with a way of getting the cannabis-related items that they need, quickly and with no fuss.

They are also at the receiving end of some of the best customer service in the cannabis delivery industry. This customer service is delivered by the experienced customer service team at Grass Door that is on hand 10 am to 9:30 pm, 365 days a year. The team is dedicated to providing answers to customer questions and helping people get the products they need.

Anyone in the Los Angeles and Orange County area, who needs access to high-quality marijuana-related items can now get what they need to be delivered straight to the door.

The biggest change that Grass Door has made to the cannabis delivery industry in this part of the country is increased speed. There is no doubt that a delivery time of no more than 40 minutes is a major advantage to anyone who needs to have cannabis, and related accessories, within a tight timeframe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same-Day Cannabis Delivery Key To Combating Illicit Drug Market

By Evan Adcock

Legal cannabis retailers are at an extreme disadvantage in the budding multi-billion dollar industry because of their inability to offer convenient, same-day delivery to consumers.

While the higher cost of legal cannabis is often cited as the reason for the continued dominance of illicit markets, the divide between the convenience of obtaining legal versus illegal cannabis products has been almost completely absent from the narrative.

It’s 2019. Today’s consumers – millennials specifically – expect to be able to pick up their phone, place an order and enjoy the gratification of almost instant delivery. Blame corporate giants such as Amazon, Uber Eats, GrubHub, or Doordash for creating those expectations – however, this is the reality for many retail stores to stay afloat now that we’re in the digital age.

And these companies are cashing in on this new reality, with door-to-door food delivery accounting for $30-billion in annual sales. As door-to-door food delivery options continue to grow, analysts at Morgan Stanley predict that food delivery will account for 40 per cent, or $220-billion, of all restaurant sales by 2020.

While there are legal options for ordering cannabis online in some states and provinces, most involve mail-order, which makes consumers wait days, even weeks for delivery. Consumers unwilling to wait could always shop at the brick and mortar stores, but with the number of stores spread so thin in highly populated areas like Ontario, there is little incentive for consumers to make the switch to government-sanctioned cannabis.

Meanwhile, well-established online directories offer up scores of illegal sellers – in virtually every city in North America – who offer same-day delivery.  Unsophisticated consumers, knowing only that cannabis is now legal, could unwittingly assume that these are legal options because something illegal typically would not be so readily available. With these types of directories making their way through North America and not properly informing their audience, we’ll continue to see huge spikes in illicit market sales, and revenue streams going right into the pockets of criminals – exactly what our government was aiming not to do with the decriminalization of marijuana.

These challenges around access are extremely unfortunate, given that cannabis consumers have publicly acknowledged the importance of quality and safety when choosing their suppliers. In a recent Statistics Canada survey, quality and safety were among the top three concerns for cannabis users when choosing a distributor. But without having easy access to products that have gone through rigorous quality control, users are reluctant to abandon their traditional methods of acquiring cannabis.

The inability for legal cannabis retailers to offer home delivery has allowed illicit drug distributors to maintain a stranglehold on the market. In 2018, legal retailers accounted for approximately $7-billion in market sales, while the illicit market brought in roughly $50-55-billion. Around 89 per cent of cannabis users in North America admit that the illicit market remains their preferred source of cannabis, and this trend is not expected to change without drastic service enhancements to legal cannabis distribution channels.

Illegal third-party couriers delivering unregulated and potentially dangerous cannabis

Unfettered by government regulations, illicit market cannabis distributors are capitalizing on home delivery services to maintain their hold on the market and increase profits. Illegal established directories advertise unmandated delivery services and promote illicit retailers who offer cannabis delivery, but there is no way to know if those retailers are selling legal or illegal cannabis. And with no way to know if the cannabis is laced with other substances, consumers could be exposed to potentially fatal products.

In a startling analysis of California’s cannabis retail market, illegal sellers now outnumber regulated businesses almost three-to-one. Critics are blaming these established illegal directories for not only letting illicit retailers advertise unlicensed marijuana on their platform(s), but for delivering dangerous and illegal product right to their front doors.

The good news is, cannabis regulators in California are starting to crack down, putting companies like Weedmaps on notice because advertising unlicensed cannabis businesses is against state law and may lead to significant financial penalties.

Challenging regulatory environment

While North American policy makers anticipate moving towards a home delivery model for legal retailers to curb illicit cannabis use, laws and regulations are still a long way from implementation. Coupled with the fact that legal retailers have to charge between 35 and 120 per cent more than illicit market dealers for their product, the inability to offer convenient, same-day delivery puts them at a severe disadvantage.

States like Massachusetts and California are bucking the trend, allowing legal distributors to use licensed third-party couriers to provide door-to-door delivery. While the price point is still higher for legal cannabis, offering same-day delivery and a guarantee that the cannabis will be untainted and of the highest quality is important to cannabis users.

 A 2018 Society for the Study of Addiction survey found that given equal access, consumers are willing to pay 50 per cent more for legal cannabis. This would be a significant bottom line boost for legal retailers, while putting a sizable dent in the illicit drug market.

Legal third-party delivery key to boosting economy and eradicating illicit drug market

Enabling same-day delivery through third-party couriers is also expected to boost total consumption figures, ensuring that legal cannabis producers have plenty of buyers for their product. In Canada, producers are harvesting over 62,600 kilograms of cannabis per month, but with the illicit market owning such a significant share of the market, industry experts are warning that cash-strapped producers could have to apply for bankruptcy or merge because legal retailers are not selling fast enough to keep up with the harvest.

Governments across North America are well aware that implementing convenient, same-day cannabis delivery is essential to eradicating the illicit drug market. Not only will it boost retailer and public sector profits, it will also help convince Canadian and United States citizens that the government’s legalization plan did what it set out to do – reduce criminal involvement in the sale of cannabis.

Lacking the resources to execute this move, third party couriers will be integral to the success of door-to-door cannabis delivery. These couriers have the unique opportunity to revolutionize the cannabis industry by guaranteeing consumers a safe, quality-tested product, delivered conveniently to their homes. Door-to-door delivery will empower legal retailers to grow and expand their businesses while eradicating North America’s dangerous and illegal drug distribution network.


Evan Adcock is CEO and co-founder of Verda, a Waterloo-based company that instantly provides legal cannabis retailers e-commerce and delivery solutions, while offering consumers the safety and convenience of same-day delivery.

Shango Premium Cannabis Introduces Delivery Service In Molalla, Oregon

OREGON: The Shango Premium Cannabis dispensary in Molalla, Oregon will become the first to implement a home delivery service in the area, which will begin Dec. 15.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be the first dispensary in our area to provide a safe and quick means to deliver recreational and medical cannabis products to our customers,” says Shango Molalla owner Joi Moshberger.

Orders will be fulfilled from placements through the molalla.goshango.com website and by calling the Shango Molalla Delivery Line at (503) 744-2506. Orders should be paid on delivery with cash. The fee for the service is $5 for the first 30 days for those in the city limits of Molalla. For orders exceeding $50, the delivery fee is waived.

The new program follows state guidelines for delivery of marijuana products in the state of Oregon. There will be no delivery to hotels, bed and breakfast establishments or government-owned buildings. Medical patients will get priority. This will be the first approved delivery in the city of Molalla.

“We’re bringing in an exciting new dimension to our business that makes it not only convenient but safer for the consumer,” Moshberger said.

Delivery drivers will not carry large amounts of product or cash. Deliveries times are Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. To place an order, call (503) 829-7717 or (503) 744-2506.

Legal Medical Marijuana Delivery Arrives In San Jose

CALIFORNIA: Eaze, the leading marijuana technology company, announced its official launch in San Jose today. Residents with a valid medical marijuana recommendation can now use Eaze to place orders for marijuana delivered on demand by a licensed dispensary. Residents in need of a recommendation can connect to a doctor on demand from their phone using the EazeMD app. Deliveries will be fulfilled by The Guild, a San Jose licensed dispensary.

In October 2016, San Jose reversed its ban on medical marijuana delivery. Under the city’s previous delivery ban, San Jose struggled with over 30 prominently advertised unlicensed delivery services. The new ordinance permits delivery by licensed dispensaries, and received widespread support from patients, collectives, law enforcement, and community members.

“There was a strong desire for patients to have safer access to the medicine recommended to them by their doctors. It’s great to see the San Jose City Council be responsive to the needs of its constituents, and we hope other California communities will follow suit,” said Jim Patterson, CEO of Eaze. “Eaze’s mission has always been to help dispensaries provide a safe and professional cannabis experience, and we are proud to now be servicing San Jose patients.”

As cannabis regulations continue to evolve across California, data is playing a key role in their development. As the largest marijuana technology platform, Eaze is proud to work with local regulators across the state, including the San Jose City Council and law enforcement agencies, to help them better understand how technology can help provide safe access to cannabis and insight into consumer preferences.

“Legalizing deliveries is simply smart public policy,” said Reverend Jethro Moore of San Jose. “It impacts neighborhoods disproportionately affected by a failed prohibition policy in that legal delivery provides a path to legitimate employment for people traditionally over-prosecuted and replaces illegal street dealing. Our neighborhoods will be safer and the way San Jose is regulating deliveries means youth will not have easy access to cannabis.”

Available in nearly 100 cities throughout California, Eaze helps patients receive safe, regulated deliveries from compliant dispensaries in less than 20 minutes.

Oregrown Launches Home Delivery of Craft Cannabis

OREGON:  Oregrown IndustriesOregon’s premier farm-to-table marijuana company, will offer home delivery of craft cannabis products and locally made glass pipes from its flagship store in downtown Bend, Oregon beginning next week.

“Home cannabis delivery is coming to Bend, and Oregrown is your door-to-door connection,” said Oregrown cofounder Aviv Hadar.  “We have worked very hard to make the Oregrown store experience the best in the state, but even so, there’s something magical about placing an order and having top shelf, craft cannabis delivered right to your door.  Now we can make that happen.”

Under Oregon law, recreational cannabis stores can deliver between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. to residential addresses within the store’s jurisdiction. One delivery per day is allowed to any single address or customer.  Deliveries must be made to the individual who placed the order, who must be 21 or over.

“Our location in downtown Bend means that we can deliver anywhere in the city, any time of year, including to a lot of properties that are primarily vacation rentals,” said Hadar.  “We like to think that Oregrown is already enhancing the Bend experience for locals and visitors alike.  Now we can do it even more conveniently.”

Hadar said Oregrown’s delivery vehicles will be discreet, and their drivers as friendly and professional as their retail staff.

“What could be better than visiting or living here in Central Oregon? Having the best cannabis delivered right to your door,” Hadar said. “Now you really can have it all.”