Gov. Steve Sisolak is allowing curbside pickup of marijuana products at Nevada dispensaries starting Friday, May 1.
Sisolak on Wednesday extended a stay-at-home order for Nevadans through mid-May, but eased strict coronavirus-prevention measures for some businesses starting on Friday.
Executive orders announced that curbside pickup would be allowed at all retail businesses, including pot shops, as well as drive-in church services. Dispensaries have been limited to delivery only sales since Sisolak’s mid-March emergency declaration in reponse to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All marijuana product orders must be placed in advance, and any form of in-person or onsite ordering will not be permitted. All sales and patient consultations must be conducted virtually, either by videoconferencing, phone or email prior to pickup.
Consumers and patients will not be allowed in dispensaries for any reason, and there should be no circumstance where patrons exit their vehicles, state guidance said.
The Nevada Department of Taxation issued guidance to pot shops, noting that facilities may only offer curbside pickup after submitting and receiving approval from the Marijuana Enforcement Division/Cannabis Compliance Board.
Facilities must adhere to the following:
- Pick-up using a walk-up service window is prohibited, according to taxation officials.
- For curbside pick-up approval from state officials, facilities are required to submit a standard operating procedure for pickup as well as a plan to have a minimum of masks and gloves for all employees.
- The curbside pickup plans must include procedures for fulfilling and notifying customers of the transaction, and also a plan to ensure that no minors are in the vehicles picking up product.
Jenny Kane covers arts and culture in Northern Nevada, as well as the dynamic relationship between the state and the growing Burning Man community. She also covers the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry (Check out her podcast, the Potcast, on iTunes.) Support her work in Reno by subscribing to RGJ.com right here.
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