The Dandelion dispensary is the state’s first to land a medical delivery license
By TINEY RICCIARDI | email@example.com |
The Denver PostMedical cannabis patients in Boulder will be among the first in Colorado to have marijuana brought to their homes when a local dispensary begins delivering this spring.
The Dandelion medical shop, owned by chain Native Roots, recently obtained the state’s first license for medical marijuana deliveries, according to an announcement Thursday. Beginning in late March, patients can call the dispensary Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to place an order for delivery, and pay with cash upon delivery or with a debit card, said Shannon Fender, Native Roots’ director of public affairs. The shop hopes to offer online ordering in the future, she added.
House Bill 1234, passed by the Colorado legislature in 2019, legalized medical marijuana deliveries at the state level, but left it to municipalities to decide whether to opt in and allow them. According to the announcement, Boulder and the nearby town of Superior are the only two that allow deliveries so far.
“The state rightfully prioritized the medical patient community for cannabis delivery, many of whom suffer from illness, pain and mobility issues,” Fender said in a statement. “With permission from both municipal and state regulators, we are excited to begin the first-ever legal cannabis delivery service in Colorado… We are hopeful other jurisdictions will follow their lead and opt-in to medical delivery as soon as possible.”
The Dandelion, opened in 2009, is one of 21 medical and recreational dispensaries operated by Native Roots throughout the Centennial State.
In the wake of the new coronavirus, cannabis consumers in other states have increasingly turned to delivery services to purchase products. Colorado prohibits delivery of adult-use products, but more residents have been using online ordering to avoid dispensary crowds.