Oregon, Pennsylvania Relax Cannabis Rules As Nevada Closes Storefront Dispensaries
Cannabis regulators across the country continue to react to the spreading coronavirus pandemic, with Oregon and Pennsylvania relaxing rules while storefront dispensaries were ordered closed in Nevada. The changes come as more states issue stay-at-home orders in an effort to curtail the spread of the virus.
In Oregon, regulators with the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) issued temporary rules that allow cannabis retailers to conduct sales outside of the licensed premises. While the rules are in effect, dispensaries will be permitted to take orders and deliver product to customers who are within 150 feet of the business. The change is designed to support last week’s order from Democratic Gov. Kate Brown that prohibits gatherings of 25 or more people and encourages residents to maintain a distance of at least three feet between each other.
The temporary regulations also increase the amount of cannabis patients in the state’s medical marijuana program can purchase to 24 ounces per day but no more than 32 ounces a month. The change increases the daily purchase limit to match a patient’s personal possession limit but does not increase the amount of medicine that may be purchased each month.
The temporary regulations were issued at