I knew that during the COVID-19 pandemic, most local stores were offering free delivery within a certain distance from the business.
What really surprised me, was that the medical marijuana dispensary was one of those businesses that were offering delivery. I was getting deliver of medical marijuana products for my mother. She wouldn’t leave the house, even if I was using a mask and so were they. Even if I did have my caretaker’s ID card, she wouldn’t let me take the risk of going to the dispensary. The dispensary started offering drive-thru pickup and since you paid by credit card, you could pick up at a window with no physical connection. Delivery was convenient for my mother, and myself. They would drop off the product, text mom to let her know the marijuana was outside, and the budtender wouldn’t leave until they took inside it. Once the pandemic wound down, so did the amount of local businesses that were offering door side delivery. I suddenly realized how many people were infirmed or elderly and had depended on that delivery service. I talked to some people I knew and told them that if they could continue with the delivery services, many people would be happy to pay a service charge. I knew mom would pay extra to have her marijuana products delivery continued. Last month, we received a flyer in the mail announcing the medical marijuana dispensary was going to start up delivery service again. My mom was happy to hear the news, and I wondered if I had made any influence on the manager that talked to the owners of the medical marijuana dispensary.