Oklahoma allows curbside medical marijuana sales

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Oklahoma medical cannabis dispensaries can provide curbside-pickup service, but they must ensure there is limited contact between employees and customers, state regulators said.

Dispensaries are exempt from Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt’s Safer-at-Home order for the elderly and “vulnerable populations” issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oklahoma is one of the many states where dispensaries have been identified as “essential” businesses.

“Oklahoma law does not prohibit curbside pickup,” for medical marijuana retailers, the Oklahoma Marijuana Authority posted on Twitter.

However, the “law does not allow for delivery to patients or caregivers,” the agency tweeted.

“Due to the complexities related to its status as a controlled substance, there are numerous statutes that prohibit Medical Marijuana businesses from delivering to patients,” according to a statement released by the agency.

The curbside-pickup service is much like restaurants providing carryout food, Terri Watkins, spokeswoman for the agency, told The Oklahoman.

– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily

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