How to Start a Weed Delivery Service
The weed industry has already experienced significant growth, and this trend is projected to continue as legalization spreads. The global legal marijuana market was worth more than $9 billion in 2020, and it is predicted to grow to $91.5 billion in the next seven years. And, as many businesses discovered during the initial COVID lockdowns, customers desire (and, in some cases, require) the convenience of having things delivered to their front door. As a result, weed and local delivery are a match made in heaven. However, knowing where to begin and how to get your delivery business up and going can be tricky.
Steps to start a Weed Delivery Service Business
- A Cannabis Delivery business plan is a tool for understanding how your company is built. It may be used to track progress, keep oneself accountable, as a sale and recruiting tool to attract potential investors and expand your firm, and, of course, to apply for a weed delivery license.
- Starting a cannabis delivery service eliminates the need to lease or purchase an expensive store to put your product in. However, you will still require a location that is large enough, safe enough, and legal enough to keep everything. Keeping your merchandise safe while it's in storage isn't the only time you'll need to think about security. Make sure that you have adequate merchandise to fulfill all anticipated orders. Investigate the present need in the area you intend to serve. Knowing this information will assist you in estimating how much weed product you require.
Learn the rules and restrictions that govern how much product you can store and how much you can deliver at one time.
- You'll need a robust, dependable, and secure car that completely complies with any state regulations governing the use of a vehicle for business purposes, as well as vehicle registration requirements in general:
- Capable of securing (locking) weed products during transportation.
- Outfitted with an alarm system; and
- Temperature-controllable if perishable weed items are being transported.
Keep in mind that some of the patients who are physically capable of traveling to a dispensary choose to employ a delivery service since it gives them more privacy.
- Many people who use weed delivery services do so because they are their only alternative, especially if they suffer to the point that traveling to a real shop involves a massive effort. Even though your business makes life easier for both of them and you, you must still register them as you would any other type of cannabis business. Please work with your local physicians to build relationships that can lead to referrals, keep the necessary registration documents on hand, and don't forget to verify their medical cannabis license.
- Because weed is illegal under federal law, state governments and online advertising platforms impose stringent restrictions on how businesses can sell their goods.
Google, Facebook, and Twitter all have advertising policies that prohibit the marketing of cannabis sales. Ads that advertise "substances that affect the mental state for the purpose of recreation" are prohibited by Google's policy. Facebook prohibits the use of "illegal, prescription, or recreational drugs." Twitter also prohibits the usage of "illegal narcotics" and substances that provide "legal highs." Instagram and Facebook have gone a step further by banning cannabis-related company pages.