In British Columbia, the rules have been changed to allow for cannabis delivery
Get the scoop on the latest, and where you should be placing your next legal cannabis order.
Published July 13, 2021
Updated July 17, 2021
VICTORIA — Beginning July 15, legal cannabis businesses in British Columbia will be able to deliver directly to customers.
The British Columbian Government calls it "another reason to choose legal cannabis."
People who choose to consume non-medical cannabis have another reason to go legal, as licensed cannabis retailers will be able to deliver non-medical cannabis products directly to consumers starting July 15, 2021.
This change builds on the August 2020 move allowing cannabis retail stores (CRS) to sell their products online, providing more economic opportunities for retailers.
The charge also brings questions, like will the delivery driver need to carry identification proving the driver works at a dispensary, and thousands of other questions are brewing.
All deliveries must be made by licensed retailers' or licensees' workers, which means third-party delivery services like those used by restaurants are not permitted. Motor vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians can all make deliveries.
Furthermore, deliveries can only be done to residential addresses or via curbside pickup directly outside a retailer's location between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m
Despite the fact that the person receiving the product does not have to live at the delivery address or be the same person who placed the order, all deliveries must be made to adults, who must provide a name and signature, and people who appear to be under the age of 19 must show two forms of identification.
Only credit card or visa payments will be accepted. Adding to the medical marijuana crisis. Pensioners will still need to buy cannabis from illicit sources, rendering the government's plan to reduce illegal cannabis sales a bust.
Farnworth advised consumers in a June 9 release that tests on cannabis items seized from illegal vendors in Metro Vancouver in February 2021 indicated the presence of pesticides, as well as "unacceptable" concentrations of germs,fungi, and chemicals including lead and arsenic.
“In addition to the potential health risks, if you buy illegal cannabis, you could also be supporting organized criminal operations that pose a danger to our communities," Farnworth said in the June 9 bulletin.