When looking at Colorado, Oregon, Alaska and D.C., one thing becomes clear- They all have marijuana delivery services; the legality of these services is varying in shades of grey but they exist through legal loopholes and are successful nonetheless. However in Washington state, having cannabis delivered to you is still strictly illegal, at least for now.
In a memo sent to the Cannabis Organization of Retail Establishments, it was stated that legislation is working on a bill to make cannabis delivery legal in Seattle come next legislative session. The memo spoke of getting the opinion of the cannabis consumers on what the structure and regulations of Cannabis delivery should be. It stated that the goal would be to have a permanent delivery system in place that would allow other nearby cities to take part in cannabis delivery and the option of delivery as a service is available to those businesses carrying a cannabis retail license.
Hurdles that have yet to be conquered in order for this to become a reality are industry support and a sponsor from Olympia. These are requirements that weren’t available at the previous legislative session where Cannabis delivery was pushed for legality which is why it still isn’t legal to this day. Considering the recent elections and the positive outcome of newly legalized medical and recreational states, hopes are rising that the challenges can be overcome.
There are still questions and concerns surrounding this new potential bill like zoning laws and delivery to homes that are next to elementary schools, but just like the states that have had cannabis delivery for some time now, the smaller details are bound to be hashed out and made clear over time.