With many Canadians are prompted to stay inside to help stop the spread of coronavirus, ordering online has become the answer to getting things they need.
One of these things is marijuana.
Canada Post, which ships most cannabis in the country, is now no longer requesting signatures for deliveries in order to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Adult-use marijuana deliveries handled by Canada Post will go to local post offices for pickup.
Both online and physical stores in Canada have reported a big demand in recent days for marijuana as the country enacts social distancing measures.
Canopy Growth announced this week that it was closing its corporate-owned stores and moving to e-commerce.
Ontario-based Pineapple Express Delivery is conducting doorstep deliveries where it operates. CEO Randy Rolph wrote, “All of our drivers have been fully trained on the health procedures to keep both the driver and client safe,” in an email exchange with Marijuana Business Daily.
“All our drivers have masks, special gloves that work with smartphones, hand sanitizer and alcohol rubs to clean phones for every client.”
“Our volume has tripled in the provinces we are operating in so far. I am sure we should see this grow even higher with the latest news,” Rolph said.
“We are working very closely with the drivers to ensure all special requests are met from the clients. … We are trying our very best to make sure the clients and medical patients can get all the cannabis needs safely and securely in these times of stress due to the COVID virus.”