Arkansas Dispensaries Could See Rise in Delivery Services Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Updated: Mar 26, 2020
As the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, the Arkansas Department of Finance reported that many Arkansas dispensaries are interested in offering delivery services as more patients are staying at home.
Currently, many dispensaries are taking measures such as call-in and online orders that can be later picked up at the facility. They are also limiting the number of patients that can enter the dispensary at a time to promote the social distancing guideline presented by the CDC.
Dispensaries do not need approval from the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission or the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to begin implementing medical marijuana delivery. Department of Finance spokesman, Scott Hardin, stated that he expects the number of dispensaries offering delivery services will increase over next month.
Certain guidelines would still be in place for dispensaries who begin delivery services. Hardin said that the vehicle cannot contain any company logos, two dispensary staff members must be in the vehicle and all products must remain in a closed and secure container while being transported.