How to Start a Marijuana Delivery Service
Starting a marijuana delivery service can often prove a more viable alternative to the traditional route of opening a dispensary. Even in some states where the storefront, bricks-and-mortar approach to distributing medical cannabis is outlawed, delivery services are still allowed to thrive.
That’s not the only reason many people choose to start one of their own. Not only does it afford you a much greater opportunity to provide 1-on-1 service to your patients, the startup costs are usually considerably lower.
When it comes to starting a marijuana delivery service, here’s a few things to think about:
For many of the people who use cannabis delivery services, they’re often the only option, especially for those who suffer to the point that getting to a physical dispensary requires a mammoth effort.
Even if your business makes life easier for both them and you, you’ll still need to register them as in any other kind of marijuana business.
Work with your local physicians to establish good relationships that can lead to recommendations, have the appropriate registration forms with you, and don’t forget to verify their medical marijuana license.
If they don’t have one of these, you can always point them in the right direction towards getting one. Don’t know where to look? We’ve produced this state-by-state guide on where to get a medical marijuana license in the United States.
When you’ve got your patients registered, you’re going to need to actually get yourself and your product to them.
You’re going to need a sturdy, reliable and secure vehicle, one that fully complies with any state laws regarding the use of a vehicle for business purposes and with the vehicle registration laws in general.
Keep in mind that some patients who are physically capable of getting to a dispensary prefer to use a delivery service because of the extra level of discretion it ensures. To that end, your vehicle should be equally as discrete. That means no huge “JOE’S WEED” signs plastered all over the sides.
There’s more to thinking about stock than simply what forms you’ll supply your weed and at what cost. Consider the regulations around where you can source your products from, and how much you can hold at one time.
Another important factor is where you’re going to keep it. Of course, starting a marijuana delivery service means you don’t have to lease or buy an expensive store to keep your stock in, but you’ll still need a place that’s big enough, safe enough, and legal enough, to keep everything.
Keeping your stock safe while its in storage isn’t the only time you’re going to have to consider security. Let’s not forget that you’re planning to start a business that involves driving around town carrying very valuable marijuana and probably a fair chunk of money to boot.
How are you going to make sure you’re safe and secure while on the road? Make each delivery a two-man operation? Have somebody to check in with at each point in the delivery? Another option altogether?
Learn How to Start a Marijuana Delivery Service from those Who Already Did It Successfully
The above areas are just some of the things you can learn from The Dispensary Experts, a group of America’s leading dispensary owners who recently published an invaluable online guide to starting a cannabis delivery service or dispensary. Written in an easy-to-follow fashion with simple, step-by-step instructions, this guide provides the formula that scores of marijuana business owners across the USA are using to make their business a success. Find out more today at The Dispensary Experts website.