Should You Run Your Own Cannabis Delivery Service? Depends How Hard You Want To Work – Green Entrepreneur

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Cannabis to go is on the move. Delivery service companies doubled in 2021, with growth expected to continue in that vertical. If your dispensary doesn’t provide a delivery service, now is the time to get in the game.

But many dispensary owners think adding a delivery service is something they can handle themselves. They figure if flowers can be delivered, so can weed. Unfortunately, cannabis is nothing like floral delivery. You’re dealing with a Schedule 1 plant. You can’t simply pay someone an hourly rate to drive and drop weed from the dispensary to a customer’s location. The logistics of cannabis delivery are extremely complex, including developing a robust mobile app and staying compliant with local laws and regulations.

A second business

Think of cannabis delivery as a second business on top of the one you’re running. From understanding compliance laws, vetting drivers, developing an app, and insuring vehicles and drivers, a dispensary delivery option takes a massive amount of time and effort. Once it’s up and running, you need someone to schedule drivers, ensure the app is working properly, teach the drivers the compliance laws, ensure inventory is accurate for the app/website

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