N.J. announces delivery waiver for medical marijuana patients

Jun 26, 2020

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N.J. announces delivery waiver for medical marijuana patients

Exciting news! Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration took another important step to preserve safe access to medical cannabis during COVID by issuing a waiver that would allow home delivery of medical cannabis to patients and designated caregivers. The waiver implements one of the key provisions contained in Jake Honig’s Law that was signed into law in 2019.

At the onset of the COVID public health emergency, Gov. Murphy’s administration issued waivers providing for curbside pick-up, remote consultations, and expedited employee on-boarding.

We know that in order to limit the spread of the virus it is vital to offer medical cannabis patients the option of home delivery. New Jersey now joins Utah, Louisiana, and Delaware as states that have allowed delivery in the wake of COVID. Prior to the pandemic, 18 states already allowed for home delivery.
Just last week, the New Jersey Assembly passed a measure that would decriminalize up to two ounces. In the Senate, S. 2535 – a proposal that would decriminalize up to one pound – awaits a hearing.

Give your state senator a call to urge them to support S. 2535 and to urge leadership to bring it to a vote.

It’s our hope that the Assembly bill will be amended to include critical provisions from S. 2535. Although the Capitol remains closed to the public, you can still make your voice heard by contacting your legislators and urging them to amend A. 1897.

Thank you for your support and compassion.