Missouri’s medical cannabis dispensaries can now deliver to customers, KSHB reports. The new service, regulated by the state Department of Health and Human Services, allows businesses to offer same-day delivery.
Patients must upload their medical cannabis cards and payment method to a dispensary’s app to participate in the service.
BesaMe Wellness was the first in Missouri to offer delivery at the end of last month. BesaMe’s Director of Transportation Aaron Turvey said the “hardest part” of the new service “is all the different moving pieces that the state wants compliant-wise.”
Every item has its own code, must be secured during transport, delivered by a certified driver, and tracked via GPS, which is then relayed to the state. Customers must be home at the time of delivery and companies cannot deliver to a different location or to anyone else.
Zack Owens, regional manager of BesaMe, said that if patients can’t scan and upload the required documents, the company would send a team to the patient to help with the documentation aspect.
“That’s actually some of the biggest hang-up, people not knowing the access they have to it or having the transportation to do so. So, with us bringing it right to their door, we can now provide that for people that it was never an option before this moment.”— Owens to KSHB
Mary Ann Denzer, co-owner of Riverside Wellness which also launched its delivery service at the end of July, called the service “incredibly important for … disabled and homebound patients, as well as busy parents and those who work from home.”
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