In this 24-hour town of ours you can get a drink, go grocery shopping and lift weights whenever you desire — regardless of the time of day. Now, Las Vegas-area residents can also have legal marijuana delivered to their front door at all hours.
After debuting cannabis delivery service last month in California, MedMen this month began offering 24-hour delivery in Nevada. Co-founder and CEO Adam Bierman says the service provides the same customer experience as visiting one of their three Las Vegas-area MedMen locations. The service is free.
“Our delivery service, from start to finish, is fully owned and operated by MedMen,” Bierman said. “All of our drivers are MedMen employees, so they have the same training, knowledge, commitment and experience as our in-store associates.”
While cannabis delivery is nothing new in Nevada — it’s been legal since the first medical marijuana stores opened in 2015 — bringing the delivery operation in-house is a more recent trend.
A number of Las Vegas Valley dispensaries offer delivery through an independent contractor, such as Blackbird, which is not a dispensary, but is sanctioned by the state. Planet 13, which has seen an uptick in delivery business, used a third-party contractor for deliveries until a few months ago before bringing it in-house, dispensary spokesman David Farris said.
“The ease and convenience that comes with our optimized delivery service is something that customers are gravitating toward,” Farris said.
The Nevada Dispensary Association, which regulates the industry, provides an educational course on delivery from transporters of about one hour because the rules are so extensive, said Riana Durrett, the association’s executive director.
Deliveries must occur during times when a dispensary is open for business, which for the MedMen store at Paradise Road and East Harmon Avenue is 24 hours a