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Portland Commissioners Approve Weed Home Delivery

| by Sheena Vasani
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Portland, Oregon, is paving the way toward home-delivery orders for weed.

Portland commissioners relaxed regulations prohibiting businesses from delivering cannabis and cannabis-related products to homes, WTVR reports. 

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“Since the state’s regulations keep changing and the industry keeps growing and flourishing, we’ll be coming back with multiple other changes, I’m sure, and I look forward to that as well,” Portland City Council Commissioner Amanda Fritz said.

While the move will allow weed home delivery, there will be some prohibitions, Marijuana Times reports.

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For example, those marijuana couriers with a license will have to make sure their headquarters are 1,000 feet away from schools.

They can also only make deliveries up until 9 p.m.

Responses to the move have been mixed.

While some marijuana sellers are happy about this, they don't think the road ahead will be easy.

“It’s a cool direction to go, but I think that it requires a lot of legislation. It’s not like delivering pizza,” Casey Arbogast said. “I’m thinking that this online ordering process is going to start to take over a little bit of the marijuana.”

Others expressed joy at the prospect of being able to so easily receive the drug. 

"From a purely consumer standpoint, this is a big win!" writes Johnny Green for Weed News. "People like my good friend Randy will now never have to leave the house!"

However, Green noted the vote may cause some tensions:

I will also be curious to see how this is received by established dispensaries. From what I understand, this means that businesses can be in the delivery business, but not the storefront side of things.

If that is the case, I’d expect some tensions to grow between delivery services that I assume will grow very quickly, and more established businesses that have fought very hard to gain a foothold in the Portland market.

Portland's not the only city to legalize home delivery for weed.

After Proposition 64 was passed in November, some California cities -- like Sacramento -- are also expected to do so in the future, The Sacramento Bee reports.

Sources: WTVR, Weed News, Marijuana TimesThe Sacramento Bee / Photo credit: Erik Fenderson via Wikimedia Commons