Senate Bill 192 would allow for medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational pot shops to apply for a license to deliver marijuana products to the private residences of Colorado adults or qualifying medical marijuana patients. The legislation is modeled after Oregon’s newly launched marijuana home delivery regulations, said Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, who co-sponsored the bill with Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, and Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora.
“This hopefully solves some of the problems as it relates to people concerned about marijuana DUIs or sick patients who don’t have access to dispensaries,” Singer told The Cannabist in a phone interview Friday.
Colorado’s bill goes a step further to also try to put in place a Plan B should there be a major change in federal enforcement policy — or local or state, for that matter.
SB 192’s language calls for single-instance transfers of product from a retail marijuana store to a medical dispensary — effectively creating a “safety valve” for the state’s operations, Singer said.
For example, if a municipality were to ban recreational marijuana or federal crackdown occured, affected businesses would be allowed to transfer their inventory to a medical dispensary.