Employee safety and driversâ€™ insurance are among the issues retailers must tackle as they prepare to restart the service
Weed delivery and curbside pickup may be sticking around in Ontario for good, if a provincial proposal goes through. Cannabis retailers have mixed feelings about the idea of delivery becoming permanent.
â€œWe have a temporary responsibility, which is a labor of love. Itâ€™s definitely a charity that weâ€™re doing. Deliveries donâ€™t really make us money â€” it just helps us serve the community better,â€ she says, explaining there are the added costs of bringing on drivers and using a delivery app service.
Cannabis delivery and curbside pickup are a labour of love, a public service and quite frankly the only responsible approach to help flatten the curve. Let us do our part.
The action comes despite what a leading industry lawyer says could be a regulatory misinterpretation by the provinceâ€™s cannabis store regulator, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
This is after recreational pot shops were originally declared essential businesses by the Canadian government on March 24th and would be permitted to remain open.