By / April 10, 2020

Cannabis delivery in Canada turns difficult during the COVID-19 crisis

In Canada, in the province of Ontario, the cannabis shops have to close for customers. This decision was taken by the authorities in order to halt the coronavirus pandemic, which has started to wreak havoc in the country.

However, people who consume medical cannabis and hemp will not suddenly stop using it, which makes cannabis delivery in Canada the first option for many of them. In Ontario, there are even state-run online shops for cannabis products – in Germany, on the other hand, people can only buy cannabis-based products online on the Darknet. That is because in Germany adults who consume cannabis instead of schnapps are considered serious criminals.

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Cannabis delivery in Canada is facing a serious test

Hemp and cannabis products are legal in Canada. Canadians can order cannabis online in Ontario and have it delivered to their place. One can send the order to the official shops via their websites, and a short time later the Canadian Post Office brings the delivery directly to his home.

However, at the moment, no cannabis packages are being delivered and a signature is required. These packages are registered by mail. The aim is to avoid possible infection with the coronavirus disease.

However, there are already complaints about this practice, because many people rightly don’t understand why they should sign for cannabis packages of all things! The verification of identity or age is easily possible, for example by looking at ID or driving license.

Observers think that the government wants to show the limits of the cannabis business, or at least to make it more difficult. After all, democratic governments all over the world are testing how far the basic rights can be weakened by referring to the coronavirus pandemic.

Social distancing and excellent equipment is used by cannabis delivery companies

In Ontario at least, private couriers already have proposals for an all-around safe delivery of cannabis, completely without signature:

  • Courier drivers wear masks and gloves.
  • Passport or ID card and driving license are held against the windscreen of the courier car.
  • A distance of two meters must always be maintained.
  • The packages with hemp and cannabis are placed on the stairs of the building.

So is it now the time for private couriers? The problem, however, is the storage of cannabis, because the hall for this is located somewhat offside. Consequently, one has to calculate fuel costs and travel distances. Providers outside Canada Post are calculating double-digit percentage increases through a more flexible delivery.

At the same time, the cannabis industry is also being helped. After all, many cannabis shop owners have invested a lot in licenses and equipment, and if a delivery can be made reliably on a permanent basis, then this is at least a bit of normality for the virus-infected cannabis industry in Canada.


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