After a brief shut down of dispensaries, they have been deemed essential, with many offering curbside pickup to prevent people from coming inside. However, being a cash-only business, there have been some fears over handling money.

Now, under Colorado’s emergency ruling, customers will be allowed to pay for marijuana online to prevent handling cash on either side of the transaction.

“We have an opportunity to prove that cannabis businesses can run these operations and do so effectively under extremely dire circumstances,” said Morgan Fox, a spokesman for the Denver-based National Cannabis Industry Association.

This is easier said than done, however, as credit card companies are reluctant to allow purchases due to the illegality of marijuana nationwide. Marijuana delivery, also legal in Colorado, has also been having some difficulties taking off.

The Marijuana Enforcement Division can’t authorize online recreational sales without a change in state law, but it will continue to evaluate whether the emergency rules should be amended, renewed or repealed, according to the governor’s office.

Under state law, emergency rules can only stay in effect for 120 days.

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.