Illinois Allowing Curbside Medical Cannabis Sales

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As state regulators rush to maintain easy access to medical cannabis amid the crackdown on mass gatherings, Illinois will now allow curbside medical cannabis sales.

“The exchange of cash and product must take place on the dispensary’s property or on a public walkway or at the curb of the street adjacent to the dispensary,” according to a memo from the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation.

The move comes amid the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S, which is seeing unprecedented numbers of business closures and unrelenting pressure on the supply side of commercial markets. Cannabis, while seeing a surge in sales over the past week, is not immune to the regulatory rules that come with “social distancing” and public health norms.

Still, in Illinois, home delivery is not allowed.

And this curbside policy is not extended to the state’s newly legal adult-use market.

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