Delivery was included in the medical cannabis expansion law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy (D) last year but the service never launched.
Under the Health Department-approved rules, only dispensary employees are permitted to make the deliveries – meaning delivery companies will not be allowed to offer the service. The employee must undergo a background check and all delivery vehicles must be equipped with GPS tracking and a lockbox.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Health Department officials have made several tweaks to the medical cannabis program in order to ease patient barriers, including reducing caregiver fees to $20, allowing telephone consultations and curbside dispensing, and increasing options for discounts.