As of Monday (August 07), adults over the age of 21 will be able to purchase cannabis online in Colorado for the first time.
More than a decade after cannabis was legalised for adult-use in the state, consumers will now be able to browse and electronically pay for cannabis online, Marijuana Moment reported.
However, as retailers will still be required to verify the name and age of the buyer, customers will still be required to collect their purchase from the physical store.
The law, which was passed two months ago, requires retailers to match the identification of the customer with those they have previously provided online.
Furthermore, they will be required to provide shoppers with ‘digital versions’ of the standard warning and educational material retail stores are required to post and provide, while customers must acknowledge the receipt of said materials before completing their purchase.
While the bill falls short of an end-to-end online sales process, according to Sen. Kevin Van Winkle its purpose is mainly aimed at ‘reducing cash in the marijuana space’.
He added that this is ‘exceedingly important to do because when there is a tremendous amount of cash in any industry, it can lead to some troubling outcomes—specifically things like robbery’.