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Is my dispensary open and can they deliver cannabis? State by state guide to COVID-19 restrictions

This story was updated at 9am PST on July 29. 

Is my cannabis dispensary still open?

In the season of COVID-19, that question just got a lot more complicated. Cities, counties, and states across the US began issuing stay-at-home orders March 15 for all but essential commerce and travel.

Is weed essential? You bet your bong it is. For many folks it’s medical. Online ordering, Leafly Pickup, and delivery services can really shine in the coming months. Restrictions will vary from place to place, and over time, depending on local conditions.

We’re tracking where the weed stores are open in major legal markets. If you have news to add, share it with us in the comments below.

Note: For Canada, the Leafly.ca team is tracking similar retail developments here. To find delivery options near you, try Leafly’s Canadian cannabis delivery finder.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Alaska?

Is Alaska allowing cannabis deliveries?: No, medical cannabis and adult-use cannabis deliveries are not allowed.

Is Alaska offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, Alaska allows curbside cannabis pickup and drive-throughs.

Alaska medical and adult-use stores are open.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Arkansas?

Is Arkansas allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, medical cannabis deliveries are allowed, but there’s not that many of them. Licensed dispensaries can add delivery without extra permitting, and more will in 2020.

Is Arkansas offering curbside weed pickup?: No, Arkansas prohibits curbside cannabis pickup and drive-throughs at this time.

Medical cannabis dispensaries are open.

As confirmed by the state’s Department of Health, dispensaries are remaining open for the time being. In fact, business is booming.

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Are medical dispensaries still open in Arizona?

Is Arizona allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, the state of Arizona allows dispensaries to deliver, and deliveries are surging.

Is Arizona offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, Arizona dispensaries are advertising curbside pickup. Check with the store.

Arizona cannabis stores are open, according to the latest guidance from the Arizona Department of health.

Nick Meyers at Phoenix New Times noted these changes on March 20:

Many dispensaries also have changed their hours, opening late, closing early or both. Some, like TruMed in Phoenix, have transitioned to fulfilling online orders only, while others still allow to-go orders if patients know what they want. Downtown Dispensary in Tucson has installed special air filters to ensure a sterile environment.

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Are cannabis dispensaries open in California?

Is California allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, several hundred stores offer delivery, and there are delivery-only adult-use dispensaries.

Is California offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, depending on the local jurisdiction, some dispensaries may offer curbside pickup.

Statewide

Retail cannabis stores and delivery services remain open, with new ones opening weekly.

On July 13, the Governor’s Office halted indoor business in non-essential sectors in 30 counties to slow the spread of COVID. Cannabis business remains essential, the Bureau of Cannabis Control told Leafly.

San Francisco County

Cannabis stores are open at this time.

Smoking lounges are closed. Physical distancing is required. Pre-orders online encouragedDelivery services report being open. Curbside pickup banned.

Alameda County

Some cannabis stores are open at this time.

Los Angeles County

Cannabis stores are open at this time. Los Angeles stores are adding delivery fulfillment and curbside pickup.

Marin County

Cannabis stores are operational at this time.

San Diego County

Cannabis stores are open at this time. San Diego has also added curbside pickup.

Sacramento County

Cannabis stores are open at this time. The county is following state orders to half occupancy and space out patrons.

Santa Clara County

Medical cannabis stores are open at this time. Adult-use in-store access and curbside pickup banned as of April 3—delivery-only.

Santa Cruz County

Cannabis stores are operational at this time.

Santa Cruz County joined the Bay Area’s March 17 shelter in place order, but deemed cannabis “essential” alongside other medications and consumer products. Delivery available. KindPeoples is conducting “storefront service” where you order online, pull up in a car in their parking lot, and they walk your order out to you. Stores must follow strict sanitation protocols.

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Are cannabis dispensaries open in Colorado?

Is Colorado allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Colorado allows cannabis deliveries, but the program is new and limited.

Is Colorado offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, Colorado is allowing curbside pickup at this time.

Medical and adult-use dispensaries should be open.

Medical stores may allow walk-ins. Adult-use stores can also allow walk-ins—as well as curbside pickup—according to a March 31 rule. Stores are asking customers to order online, which you can do with Leafly Finder and Pickup. Two Colorado towns have permitted deliveries.

Are cannabis dispensaries open in Connecticut?

Is Connecticut allowing cannabis deliveries?: No, Connecticut does not allow delivery at this time. Adult-use cannabis is not legal (only medical marijuana), and possession of small amounts result in a fine.

Is Connecticut offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, Connecticut does allow curbside pickup at this time.

Medical dispensaries are open.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Delaware?

Is Delaware allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Delaware officials are allowing medical cannabis deliveries.

Is Delaware offering curbside weed pickup?: No, Delaware does not allow curbside pickup at this time.

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Are medical dispensaries still open in Florida?

Is Florida allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Florida medical cannabis centers can deliver.

Is Florida offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, Florida allows curbside pickup of cannabis at participating dispensaries.

Medical dispensaries are open at this time. The state health department is now allowing existing Florida medical marijuana patients to re-certify their recommendations without having to physically see the doctor. It can be done via telemedicine. (Existing patients only, for the time being, although the process may open to new patients soon.)

Miami-Dade County only

Carlos A. Gimenez, mayor of Miami-Dade County, is expected to issue a comprehensive executive order that, among other things, will restrict or close non-essential retail, private educational facilities, casinos, and other recreational and entertainment activities. In other states and cities, medical marijuana dispensaries have been labeled “essential” and not subject to the closure order. Stay tuned.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Hawaii?

Is Hawaii allowing cannabis deliveries?: No, Hawaii’s nascent dispensary program does not allow deliveries at this time.

Is Hawaii offering curbside weed pickup?: No, Hawaii does not allow curbside pickup at its few licensed dispensaries.

Medical cannabis dispensaries are open.

Are cannabis dispensaries open in Illinois?

Is Illinois allowing cannabis deliveries?: No, Illinois does not allow licensed dispensaries to offer deliveries.

Is Illinois offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, Illinois regulators have allowed for curbside cannabis pickup at participating dispensaries.

Cannabis stores are open at this time.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker’s March 16 order closes bars and restricts restaurants to take-out. It does not appear to apply to cannabis businesses at this time.  That being said, some stores are taking precautions on their own, including limiting sales to medical patients only.

Update: On March 17, Illinois announced it would allow curbside ordering (but only for medical sales, not recreational) in all licensed stores and dispensaries. Remain in your car and a budtender will come take your order at a safe distance.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Louisiana?

Is Louisiana allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Louisiana officials have passed legislation to allow deliveries, but the program is not operational yet.

Is Louisiana offering curbside weed pickup?: No, Louisiana does not have curbside pickup options at this time.

Medical cannabis dispensaries are open.

According to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy, dispensaries are open for the time being; the state has limited restaurants and bars to take out service only for at least a month.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Maine?

Is Maine allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Maine medical cannabis can be delivered.

Is Maine offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, some dispensaries report that curbside pickup is allowed. Check local listings.

Medical cannabis dispensaries are open.

While various cities have enacted curfews for restaurants and bars, dispensaries are open for the time being. Maine regulators deemed medical cannabis essential.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Maryland?

Is Maryland allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Maryland allows the delivery of medical cannabis.

Is Maryland offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, Maryland allows curbside pickup and even has a few drive-throughs.

Medical cannabis dispensaries are open.

Many dispensaries have modified their operational policies and procedures to keep patients and staff members safe. Health for Life Maryland offers pickup and has established a drive-through window at its Baltimore location.

March 18 update: The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has issued a bulletin instructing dispensaries on social distancing policies. Included: No sniff jars, no deli-style sales, constant cleaning and disinfecting, and 6-foot distance keeping.

March 24 update: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses in the state. Medical marijuana growers, processors, and dispensaries are officially considered essential healthcare businesses, and may remain open while maintaining strict social distancing protocols.

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Are cannabis dispensaries open in Massachusetts?

Is Massachusetts allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Massachusetts allows cannabis deliveries to your home.

Is Massachusetts offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, you can pick up cannabis curbside at participating Massachusetts dispensaries.

Adult-use sales return curbside on Monday, May 25. Massachusetts medical sales never stopped and will continue.

In March, some stores had already been embracing measures like online ordering only, and limiting sales to medical patients only. The CCC has also given delivery services the green light to relax their geographical radius and travel further.

Are cannabis dispensaries open in Michigan?

Is Michigan allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Michigan officials allowed home deliveries to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Is Michigan offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, participating dispensaries are performing curbside pickup.

Cannabis stores are open—and they can now all deliver.

Michigan’s emergency March 16 order allows all licensed cannabis stores and medical dispensaries to deliver during this time. The state is encouraging consumers to use pickup or delivery service, and not congregate in stores. Michigan is also temporarily allowing curbside pickup, allowing customers to complete and order including payment via the Internet or place an order once parked at the facility.

More from the MRA:

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency has created two bulletins to provide guidance in the event the statewide monitoring system (METRC) experiences any system outage issues. One bulletin addresses expectations if licensees are unable to verify the patient status through the “Patient Status Lookup” and can be found here. The other bulletin addresses expectations if there is a system-wide outage that prevents any record keeping within METRC and can be found here. These bulletins are informational only at this time, and will be used as reference documents in the event one of these types of outages occur. The MRA will issue notifications when licenses should adhere to the instructions found in these bulletins. At this time METRC is functioning within its normal capacity.

Are medical cannabis dispensaries open in Missouri?

Is Missouri allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, a few Missouri medical cannabis dispensaries can deliver. Check local availability.

Is Missouri offering curbside weed pickup?: No, curbside medical cannabis pickup is not available in Missouri, reports indicate.

Otherwise, yes, regulators deemed dispensaries essential at this time.

Are dispensaries open in Nevada right now?

Is Nevada allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Nevada has rapidly added and expanded delivery options.

Is Nevada offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, Gov. Steve Sisolak’s Phase 2 opening guidance allows curbside pickup.

Stores are open, and must follow health rules like masks or face fines.

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Are medical dispensaries still open in New Hampshire?

Is New Hampshire allowing cannabis deliveries?: No, New Hampshire does not have cannabis delivery options at this time.

Is New Hampshire offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, the state has relaxed bans on curbside pickup at stores, but participation may vary.

Stores are open.

Are medical dispensaries still open in New Jersey?

Is New Jersey allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, New Jersey is rolling out delivery services, but it’s new.

Is New Jersey offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, some New Jersey dispensaries are offering curbside pickup. Call and ask them.

Medical cannabis dispensaries are open. They have been declared “essential businesses,” and have not been ordered to close.

Although New Jersey’s restaurants and bars are closed outside of take-out services, dispensaries remain open. Some are taking precautions including limiting purchases and having patients wait in their cars before being served.

March 24 update: Curbside pickup is now available to all patients. NJ.com reports:

Dispensaries can now offer curbside pickup to patients, ridding them of the need to enter the storefronts or stand in lines. Patients can also now register caregivers, or designated people to pick up their medicine at the reduced fee of $20 previously offered to some low-income patients.

The regulatory reforms will remain in place as long as the executive order declaring a public health emergency around COVID-19 does. While the state has taken additional steps to restrict businesses and travel, medical marijuana dispensaries are considered essential and may remain open.

Are medical dispensaries still open in New Mexico?

Is New Mexico allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, medical cannabis can be legally delivered in New Mexico.

Is New Mexico offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes. Reports indicate New Mexico has curbside cannabis pickup, though participation varies.

Medical cannabis dispensaries were deemed essential March 25.

Are medical dispensaries still open in New York?

Is New York allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, New York’s limited medical cannabis system includes delivery at some locations.

Is New York offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes. Some New York dispensaries offer curbside pickup, but it depends.

Medical cannabis dispensaries are open.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Ohio?

Is Ohio allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Ohio regulators have allowed dispensaries to deliver.

Is Ohio offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, Ohioans can pick up cannabis curbside at participating cannabis dispensaries.

Medical cannabis dispensaries are open.

Although many businesses in the state have been shut down, Ohio regulators are treating medical marijuana dispensaries the same as pharmacies, so they remain open.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Oklahoma?

Is Oklahoma allowing cannabis deliveries?: No, Oklahoma’s governor vetoed a bill that would allow delivery services at this time.

Is Oklahoma offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, Oklahoma officials will allow you to pick up legal medical cannabis curbside.

Regulators consider dispensaries essential business. Lawmakers approved curbside pickup March 30.

Are cannabis dispensaries open in Oregon?

Is Oregon allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Oregon officials permit legal medical and adult-use cannabis to be delivered.

Is Oregon offering curbside weed pickup?:Yes, participating cannabis stores offer curbside service.

Cannabis stores remain open.

Are medical dispensaries still open in Pennsylvania?

Is Pennsylvania allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Pennsylvania officials relaxed rules this year to allow for deliveries.

Is Pennsylvania offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, Pennsylvania officials also allowed curbside pickup this year.

Medical cannabis dispensaries are open.

In Pennsylvania, dispensaries are considered “essential” businesses and are thus remaining open. In a curious move, at least one dispensary is enlisting volunteers to serve as state-sanctioned caregivers and transport cannabis to the homes of up to five patients.

Are medical dispensaries open in Rhode Island?

Is Rhode Island allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Rhode Island officials allow deliveries in their limited medical program.

Is Rhode Island offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, curbside pickup is offered legally in Rhode Island.

Medical cannabis dispensaries are open.

Are cannabis stores open in Washington state?

Is Washington allowing cannabis deliveries?: Nope. Cannabis delivery services remain illegal in Washington at this time.

Is Washington offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, medical cannabis patients may use curbside pickup at participating stores, regulators ruled in March.

Cannabis stores are open, with restrictions.

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Restrictions:

  • Drive-thru windows are not allowed
  • IDs must be checked. No one in the car may be less than 21 years of age.
  • Curbside sales areas must be stationary and physically designated on the leasehold property, preferably as close to the building as possible. Examples of physical designations for curbside service include:
    • Tape or painted parking spots for vehicle parking
    • Cones or signage for vehicle parking
  • Where possible, video cameras should be monitoring and recording the designated sales area
  • Outdoor sales from a tent or kiosk are not allowed.

Have a Heart is offering 10% off online orders to encourage preordering and limiting the number of customers in the store at any one time. The Reef is also limiting customer numbers and encouraging the use of preorders.

Uncle Ike’s is operating a special “Safe Shopping” hour every Sunday from 8am to 9am, for consumers who are 65+ or immuno-compromised.

Use online ordering, including Leafly Pickup.

Are medical dispensaries open in Washington, DC?

Is Washington, DC allowing cannabis deliveries?: Yes, Washington, DC regulators approved medical marijuana deliveries in April.

Is Washington, DC offering curbside weed pickup?: Yes, medical dispensaries may legally offer curbside pickup.

Regulators deemed dispensaries essential.

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David Downs directs news and lifestyle coverage as the California Bureau Chief for Leafly.com. He's written for WIRED, Rolling Stone and Billboard, and is the former cannabis editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as the author of several cannabis books including 'Marijuana Harvest' by Ed Rosenthal and David Downs. He co-hosts The Hash podcast. TW: @davidrdowns | IG @daviddowns

Max Savage Levenson likely has the lowest cannabis tolerance of any writer on the cannabis beat. He also writes about music for Pitchfork, Bandcamp and other bespectacled folk. He co-hosts The Hash podcast. His dream interview is Tyler the Creator.

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