During Ohio’s mandatory stay-at-home order for non-essential businesses amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries have been deemed an essential service. The stay-at-home order is in place until April 6, but could be extended.
The Ohio Board of Pharmacology said that medical marijuana is seen as medicine, Cleveland.com reported.
Dispensaries may change some of their protocols, as medical marijuana businesses in other states have, to promote health and safety for employees and patients. Some dispensaries across the nation are offering curbside pickup and delivery services. Others are limiting the number of patients inside buildings at a time to meet social distancing recommendations.
Check with your local dispensary to see if any changes are taking place, such as pre-ordering, pickup or delivery.