Thursday, April 2, 2020
Student presentation on the very timely topic of "The Legal and Regulatory Framework for Marijuana Delivery"
As long-time readers know and as I mentioned in this recent post, students in my Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform seminar this time of year typically "take over" my class by making in-class presentations on research topics of their choice. This year, of course, the COVID-19 crisis has precluded in-person gatherings, but my resilient students are still hard at work on their projects and will be presenting to the class online.
Before presentations, students typically provide in this space a little background on their topic and links to some readings or relevant materials. The second of our presentations planned for this week will focus on the very timely topic of marijuana delivery rules, and here is how my student has described her topic along with background readings she has provided for classmates (and the rest of us):
The topic I am interested in is the legal and regulatory framework of marijuana delivery services. In states that allow recreational use, several companies have tried, with varying degrees of success, to start marijuana delivery services, like Postmates but for marijuana products. In terms of additional reading, here are a few suggestions:
- London Ryynanen England, Not to Be Blunt, but Consumers Demand Weed with Their Pizza: Model Legislation for Marijuana Courier and Home Delivery Services, 20 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 343 (2017)
- Amelia McDonell-Parry, Weed Delivery Officially Legal in California, Rolling Stone (Jan. 20, 2019)
- Sophie Quinton, Pizza, Pad Thai and Pot: Home Delivery of Marijuana Is Legal In These States, HuffPost (Apr. 3, 2018)
- Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, Home Delivery of Medical Cannabis Report (2018)