Colorado Governor Temporarily Loosens Restrictions on Online Marijuana Sales in Light of Coronavirus
Updated: Apr 5
In response to concerns stemming from the spread of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, Governor Jared Polis today issued Executive Order D2020011 amending certain regulatory statutes to allow certain businesses to continue operating in ways that follow social distancing procedures as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Among the changes is a temporary suspension of C.R.S. § 44-10-601(7)(c) which prohibits the online sale of marijuana in Colorado. The rule change would allow customers to place online orders with dispensaries that they can pick up curbside at specified times.
Such temporary suspension shall last for a period of thirty days, ending on April 18, 2020. It is unclear if the Governor intends to lengthen this restriction or whether the trial run of online marijuana sales will lead to a permanent repeal of the prohibition in Colorado.
The text of the order can be found here.
Raffi Garnighian is a published author and Colorado and New York licensed attorney at Wysocki Law Group, P.C.
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