Is the Delivery of Marijuana more than just
By: Laura Wilson
You come home from a hard day at work and want to relax. Do you knock back a few beers or smoke some
weed? You opt for marijuana. However, much to your dismay, you find you’re out of pot. What to do? Just
pick up the phone and call for a delivery.
Medical marijuana patients in Michigan can now get their medicine delivered to their door. State officials
issued the first three home delivery licenses last week to provisioning centers in Detroit and Portage.“We
know a lot of the patients we’re going to be delivering to -- a lot of them are in wheelchairs,” said Jevin
Weyenberg, general manager of Lake Effect in Portage. “Convenient access to medicine -- you can never
put a price on that. It’s life-saving for some people.”
Getting medical marijuana in Michigan will be as easy as ordering a pizza
Board members questioned some of the details of the proposal, including delivery and security. Richter said
deliveries would only be made to verified patients or consumers, who must produce valid identification to
receive the product. He also said no products would be left at a location if the person who ordered it was not
there, and any undeliverable items would be stored in a vault at Eagle Eyes Transport.
Board member Betty Cavacco asked about the cost of delivery of cannabis products.
“It’s not cheap,” Richter replied. “Average price is between $15 and $40, depending on distance and the
amount of product. The state requires two employees to be in the truck for deliveries.”
One of Colorado's new marijuana laws in 2020 allows for commercial marijuana delivery, but it's not as
simple as ordering a pizza just yet (sorry, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo). Like every other
cool new thing in legal pot, delivery will have a slow roll-out, and it's loaded with rules that are already
confusing consumers and medical marijuana patients.
On the other hand, some say that when it comes to rising industries like cannabis, the sky is the limit. That’s
about to be tested by a Seattle based company that plans to use drones for deliveries.
According to CannaTrac CEO Tom Gavin, drone deliveries will cost roughly a tenth the price of using vans.
While the deliveries will be to dispensaries rather than customers, it also marks a step forward for drone
deliveries in Seattle. The idea was first pitched by Amazon, when it teased at “Prime Air” years ago.
“The idea that the idea that it’s being confined to just business to business sounds pretty good,” Mason
noted. “But I wonder how many young toughs out there are going to bring out the old slingshots and try and
shoot down a drone carrying pounds of weed.”
“I don’t know, but I assume someone has thought about this,” he added.
Laura Wilson is an active advocate for Marijuana contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org