Within the next three months, New York patients will be able to have their medical marijuana delivered to them at home. Deliveries will be made first by Vireo Health, one of the 5 licensed growers, who operate dispensaries in Queens, White Plains, and Westchester County. Officials are doing their best to implement regulations to help patients, especially those that may not be able to leave their homes to purchase their medicine. Extra safety precautions will be taken for marijuana delivery drivers and vehicles. Patients will soon be able to sign up and see program details and pricing online at vireohealthny.com.
“This is another step in the department’s implementation of the recommendations in the two-year report on New York’s medical marijuana program, in recognition of the fact that, in many cases, patients with serious health conditions cannot leave their homes and have difficulty accessing medical marijuana products,” the Health Department said in a statement
“Home delivery will not only help us to improve upon current services, but also expand our reach to those patients who are unable to travel,” said Dr. Stephen Dahmer, Vireo Health’s chief medical officer.
Certified marijuana patients or family members of patients can sign up for home delivery program updates by visiting vireohealthny.com.