By Dan Kingston | AZMarijuana.com
State governments across the nation are forcing non-essential businesses to close. Fortunately, medical marijuana dispensaries are being allowed to remain open to serve medicine to patients, and many of them are implementing precautionary measures to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Dispensaries throughout Arizona are already modifying their operations to focus on preventing the spread of coronavirus.
Some of the new procedures taken by dispensaries:
- Regularly sanitizing surfaces
- Employees wear personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, etc.)
- Limiting the number of patients allowed inside the dispensary
- Encouraging online ordering for pick-up
- Encouraging online ordering for delivery
- Encouraging patients to use a cashless payment method
In Mesa, Nova dispensary decided to open early twice per week solely for patients at high-risk of contracting coronavirus, such as seniors or immune system compromised, so they can shop before regular hours when all other patients start visiting the dispensary.
“Medical marijuana dispensaries in Arizona are adapting to the challenges created by the Coronavirus by taking measures to increase hygiene, reduce patient interactions with one another, and to serve their customers efficiently. Our attorneys who understand the relevant regulations are able to help implement creative ideas that have not yet been vetted or approved by the Department of Health services.” ~Adam Trenk, Partner and Director of Cannabis, Hemp and Equine Law at Rose Law Group