Alaska’s marijuana regulators approved emergency regulations allowing for curbside pickup. Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer signed the emergency regulations into law immediately. The regulations will remain in place as long as there is a need for social distancing and customer/employee safety.
Marijuana retailers are permitted to take orders over the phone, according to Alaska Public Radio. The regulations also allow customers to visit the retailer’s website to order online for curbside pickup. Some marijuana retailers may have window pickup service available as well.
Any marijuana retailers that wish to offer curbside pickup must apply for special permitting first. Included in that application must be a detailed outline of how the company will operate and ensure social distancing and a safe environment for everyone.
Additionally, marijuana is also allowed to be transported by commercial boat or plane as long as the rules put in place for this service are followed.
These emergency rules are only temporary. The rules took effect on April 18 and will remain in place for 120 days. Should the pandemic still be looming after 120 days, regulators will revisit the temporary rules.