MED Permitted and Restricted Activity
RE: Medical and Retail Store Operations – Permitted and Restricted Activity
In response to stakeholder inquiries regarding this week’s Industry-Wide Bulletin 20-03, and the Bulletin’s reference to Executive Order D 2020 013 and Public Health Order 20-24, the Marijuana Enforcement Division is confirming the following intent and expectations:
- Medical Marijuana Stores may conduct sales to patients both inside the Licensed Premises of the Medical Marijuana Store and “curbside” (at a property immediately adjacent to the originally designated Licensed Premises that is under the control of the Licensee and under surveillance pursuant to the Emergency Rules).
- Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Retail Marijuana Stores may only provide “curbside” service. Customers can only be served outside of the originally designated Licensed Premises of the Retail Marijuana Store (at a property immediately adjacent to the originally designated Licensed Premises that is under the control of the Licensee and under surveillance pursuant to the Emergency Rules). Retail Marijuana Stores cannot serve customers inside the originally designated Licensed Premises of the Retail Marijuana Store.
Please refer to Industry-Wide Bulletin 20-03 and the Emergency Rules for additional information regarding the scope of and restrictions applicable to “curbside” services.
Temporary Modifications to Premises to Facilitate “Curbside” Service:
Medical and Retail Marijuana Stores seeking to provide “curbside” service pursuant to the Emergency Rules, but at a location that creates limitations for “curbside” service (for example, Medical and Retail Stores without a private parking lot or facing a public sidewalk) may consider making temporary modifications to their Licensed Premises to facilitate sales and pick-up transactions in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Emergency Rules and applicable state-issued orders. For example, temporary modifications may facilitate sales and pick-up transactions at the immediate entryway of the Store.
Local Jurisdiction Requirements:
Regulated Marijuana Businesses should also consult with their relevant local jurisdiction regarding any applicable local public health orders and local requirements or restrictions.
Regulated Marijuana Businesses are still strongly encouraged to observe social-distancing measures pursuant to state and federal guidelines and must comply with applicable executive orders and public health orders. Medical and Retail Marijuana Stores that have patients or consumers standing in line to purchase and pick-up Regulated Marijuana should implement social-distancing measures pursuant to state-issued orders. This includes measures to ensure patrons are six (6) feet apart from one another as they wait to purchase/pick-up their Regulated Marijuana order.
We acknowledge the sacrifices our licensees are making during this difficult time and we will continue to provide additional updates and guidance in an effort to address your questions.
The Marijuana Enforcement Division
Agricor is open and doubled capacity
As a critical step in your production, we’ve secured resources from our suppliers and have a dedicated full team. In accordance with the emergency rule, we’ve expanded our lab to support your increased demand with the same turn-around times.