06 May How to Safely Buy Cannabis During COVID-19
Coronavirus has drastically changed the way people shop for cannabis and how dispensaries operate — and rightfully so. With a total of 56,212 positive cases and 2,317 deaths in California as of May 4th, 2020, policies such as shelter-in-place and mandatory face covering orders are necessary for slowing the spread of the virus as much as possible. But is it safe to purchase cannabis right now?
It can be, as long as you do it right. Consumers and business owners have different responsibilities to make the shopping experience as safe as possible. Here’s what you can do to safely buy cannabis during COVID-19.
Use a Delivery Service
It’s easier than ever to get cannabis delivered to the comfort of your own home. Look for a cannabis delivery service that operates in your area if you want the least amount of social contact with others. East of Eden operates a cannabis delivery service in Salinas, CA to aid those who need this therapeutic plant during this difficult time.
Order Curbside Pickup
Another safe and convenient option is placing a curbside pickup order. Here’s how curbside pickup works at East of Eden:
- Order online at EOEDelivery.com
- Choose Pickup
- When you receive your Pickup is Ready text, type in your parking stall number and tap “I’M HERE”
- Get your order delivered to your car!
Before the pandemic hit the central coast, East of Eden was not operating a curbside pickup service. Now, we’re doing 300-500 curbside orders per day! This significantly reduces the social contact for our customers and employees. Additionally, face coverings are now required for curbside pickup. They were previously only required for shopping in-store.
Wear a Mask, Practice Social Distancing, and Wash Your Hands
If you must go into a physical location, make sure you shop somewhere with common sense COVID-19 prevention policies in place. Not all dispensaries are created equal! Look for a dispensary enforcing social distancing, taking temperatures, enforcing face coverings, and disinfecting surfaces. East of Eden is doing all of this and more for the safety of our customers and employees.
Even if you find yourself in a dispensary that isn’t practicing these guidelines, you can wear a face covering, stay six feet away from others, and wash your hands regularly to help prevent COVID-19.
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The spread of coronavirus has completely transformed many aspects of our society. Businesses and customers alike must adapt to stay healthy and flatten the curve.