With the increasing risk of contracting and spreading coronavirus, more and more states are moving to a full stay-at-home mandate, where residents only leave their homes for essential services like picking up medication or buying groceries. Of course, food and pharmaceuticals are deemed essential services, but what about marijuana?

Various governmental bodies and leaders determine which services are deemed essential during this health crisis. What can we live without? What is essential for our day-to-day lives to protect one another and keep citizens healthy?

In addition to health services and food production, media outlets, laboratories, and even liquor stores have been deemed essential by various governing bodies. In many states where cannabis is legally available, patrons flooded marijuana dispensaries hoping to stock up on CBD and THC before being locked down. Many dispensaries had lines out the door, some looping around the block. In response to this influx, many state governments have extended the umbrella of essential services to include cannabis facilities.

Twenty-two out of the 33 states and provinces have designated medical marijuana dispensaries as an essential service. Some states (like Connecticut and Florida) even offer a delivery option of your orders. For certain medical states (like Maine and New Jersey), new patients can still schedule appointments with their doctor via telecommunication while some states are only offering renewals via telemedicine. Most states have also included recreational dispensaries as essential services.

Because cannabis products are still federally recognized as a Schedule 1 drug, keeping dispensaries open during a national emergency might seem like a stretch, but not for those that use cannabis to treat epilepsy, glaucoma, or pain relief.

Even for those that only use marijuana recreationally, it’s as much of a staple in daily life as picking up a case of beer or a bottle of wine to have with dinner. For some, it might be the only part of their lives that feels normal right now.

NatuRx's state-by-state guide to deliveries and curbside pickups will help you safely resupply your stash during the coronavirus pandemic.

NatuRx's state-by-state guide to deliveries and curbside pickups will help you safely resupply your stash during the coronavirus pandemic.

How are CBD sales being affected by coronavirus?

NatuRx looks at the services available to consumers state by state. 

Alaska

Telemedicine appointments available for renewals

Arizona

Delivery options and telemedicine appointments available for renewals

Arkansas

Delivery options from some dispensaries

California

Designated as an essential service, delivery options, curbside options and telemedicine appointments available

Colorado

Designated as an essential service, delivery options, curbside options and temporary telemedicine appointments available

Connecticut

Designated as an essential service, delivery options, curbside options and telemedicine appointments available

Delaware

Curbside options and telemedicine appointments available

Florida

Designated as an essential service, delivery options and temporary telemedicine appointments available

Hawaii

Designated as an essential service and telemedicine appointments available for renewals

Illinois

Designated as an essential service, curbside options and telemedicine appointments available for renewals

Iowa

Designated as an essential service and curbside options

Louisiana

Delivery options and temporary telemedicine appointments

Maine

Designated as an essential service, delivery options and telemedicine appointments available

Maryland

Designated as an essential service, delivery options, curbside options and telemedicine appointments available for renewals

Massachusetts

Designated as an essential service (medical only), delivery options and telemedicine appointments available for renewals

Michigan

Designated as an essential service, delivery options, curbside options and telemedicine appointments available for renewals

Minnesota

Telemedicine appointments available for renewals

Missouri 

Telemedicine appointments available

Montana 

Delivery options and telemedicine appointments for renewals

Nevada 

Designated as an essential service (delivery only), delivery options and telemedicine appointments available

New Hampshire 

Curbside options and telemedicine appointments available

New Jersey

Designated as an essential service, curbside options and telemedicine appointments available

New Mexico 

Designated as an essential service, delivery options, curbside options and telemedicine appointments available for renewals

New York 

Designated as an essential service, delivery options and telemedicine appointments available

North Dakota

Delivery options

Ohio 

Designated as an essential service and telemedicine appointments temporarily available

Oklahoma 

Designated as an essential service, curbside options and telemedicine appointments available with restrictions

Oregon

Delivery options, curbside options and telemedicine appointments for renewals

Pennsylvania

Designated as an essential service, curbside options and telemedicine appointments available

Rhode Island

Designated as an essential service, delivery options, curbside options and telemedicine appointments temporarily available

Utah

The one licensed pharmacy is currently open

Vermont 

Delivery options, curbside options, and telemedicine appointments available for renewals

Washington 

Designated as an essential service, curbside options and telemedicine appointments available for renewals

Washington, DC 

Designated as an essential service and telemedicine appointments available for renewals