As per a city council ban, cannabis delivery in Denver is strictly prohibited. But in 2019, House Bill 1234 was signed to allow medical marijuana delivery in the state of Colorado, and it went into effect at the beginning of 2020. Unfortunately, it certainly isn’t as easy as 1,2,3,4 – that much we know. In order for delivery services to ring your doorbell with a goodie bag in hand, individual cities need to be on board and opt in to the new law. In Denver’s case, the city council would need to lift the ban to allow the delivery of medical and recreational cannabis products. Progress in 2020 was slow, and, simply put, they haven’t done anything just yet.
Moving on to recreational cannabis delivery in Denver, and we end up in the same position. Though retail cannabis delivery won’t be legal at a state level until sometime this year, the same opt-in procedures must be followed. If the city hasn’t yet bothered to lift the delivery ban and opt-in for medical cannabis delivery in Denver, it seems reasonable to suspect that they’ll take their time with recreational cannabis as well. That said, 2020 was a whirlwind and approvals could be closer than we think.