Com’ on! Connecticut Patients should be offered delivery service, especially during these times. What about all the patients with auto-immune diseases? Is it worth making patients take unnecessary risks? We don’t thinks so. We have pharmacists, unlike any other state, and extreme dispensary controls in place for a reason. Why can’t we trust a dispensary delivery processes. Just sayin’.
Apr 29, 2020 at 3:19 PM Brookline’s New England Treatment Access will soon begin medical marijuana deliveries, a new service intended to expand access to patients unable to visit the Washington Street dispensary amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, both the state and the Select Board approved NETA’s request to begin deliveries.
“This is a really important operational change that will bring a much-needed service to medical patients that are home-bound and cannot leave the house, either because they’re under quarantine or because they have immune deficiencies or other reasons,” Jennifer Dopazo Gilbert, an attorney representing NETA, told the Select Board.
The new service also helps the dispensary adapt its business practices to fit a post-coronavirus world, said NETA President Amanda Rositano.
“This COVID crisis has certainly been a difficult experience for us, just like it has been for anyone else in terms of adjusting our business to this new reality,” she said.
In March, Gov. Charlie Baker ordered non-essential businesses across Massachusetts to cease in-person operations. While medical marijuana dispensaries were allowed to remain open, recreational retailers were forced to close. NETA, which sells marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes, has been serving medical patients on a reserve-ahead basis.
“We acknowledge that in the environment that we’re in, we need to take certain precautions and safety measures in order to keep both our staff and our customers safe,” Rositano said.