Tucson dispensary drivers are taking medical marijuana on the road after Tucson and Marana lawmakers voted to allow dispensaries to deliver medical marijuana to patients.
Arizona’s medical marijuana law lets local municipalities regulate if and how medical marijuana dispensary delivery services operate.
Earth’s Healing dispensary in Tucson was the first in the area to begin medical marijuana deliveries. They take orders online and already have patients that regularly use the delivery service.
The regulations put on dispensary’s delivery service require that their security staff inside the dispensary never lose sight of the medical marijuana or the driver, even after they leave the dispensary. Drivers wear a camera and a GPS tracking device so the dispensary staff can record the driver’s every movement at all times.
“We have a lot of patients who are handicapped and some don’t have a car or have difficulty coming in their car to get their medicine,” said Puchi-Saavedra of Earth’s Healing dispensary.
Any medical marijuana cardholder can order delivery of medical marijuana; they do not have to be homebound or handicapped.