Dispensaries: Nevada should let us offer curbside pickup permanently – Las Vegas Sun

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In this Thursday, April 16, 2020 photo, wearing a protective mask and gloves, budtender Alexi Ezdrin attends to a customer with curbside service at The Higher Path cannabis dispensary in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles. Nevada has allowed curbside pickup at its dispensaries to help limit the spread of COVID-19. 

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 | 2 a.m.

CARSON CITY — Nevada’s marijuana dispensaries have found that offering curbside pickup during the pandemic has been beneficial for business and convenient for customers, and are asking lawmakers to make that method of distribution permanent.

The state’s temporary allowance of curbside pickup was approved to help limit the virus spread. It’s worked so well that dispensary owners will urge lawmakers during the ongoing legislative session to allow curbside pickup of marijuana to become permanent.

“It’s become a really popular feature with both dispensaries and, especially, the customers,” said Layke Martin, the executive director of the Nevada Dispensary Association.

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