Scott Rudder, president of New Jersey Cannabusiness Association, says a new waiver signed by the state Department of Health allowing the 11 permitted dispensaries to start home delivery is a game changer.
“Through the coronavirus, when we had a lot of restrictions, there were long lines and everything else so the state of New Jersey put forward their rules and regulations to allow for the current ATCs [alternative treatment centers] to provide a plan for home delivery,” Rudder said.
Harmony Dispensary in Secaucus is ready to go.
“Each vehicle will have to be equipped with a GPS tracking system and all the security measures, so we’ll have a combination of security as well as dispensary employees conducting deliveries to make sure it’s done safely and the medicine reaches the patient,” said the dispensary’s CEO Shaya Brodchandel.
“It’ll be in a safe unmarked vehicle, the people who will be delivering will have a background checks. I don’t see that being a big issue whatsoever. We don’t see crime at local dispensaries. We’re not going to see crime associated with home delivery. It’s just not an issue you see in any other state,” Rudder said.