(Last Updated On: October 19, 2022)

Over the past few years, the government has eased restrictions on the production, consumption, sale, and delivery of cannabis. The cannabis industry is growing exponentially after the legalization of cannabis in many states. Cannabis retailers are now starting delivery services to cater to the demands of consumers.

The number of cannabis consumers is growing, and that’s the reason, the cannabis delivery Vancouver business thrived even during the pandemic. Several dispensary owners have adjusted their business models with on-demand weed delivery services to serve a large consumer base.

The Ultimate Cannabis Delivery Guide 

Before we move ahead, here are some basic requirements for starting a cannabis delivery guide.

Basic Requirements 

  • Vehicles – Insured vehicles must be used when delivering cannabis goods. Moreover, it should be delivered by the licensed employee of the delivery service. There must be no markings or other indications that the vehicle is carrying cannabis orders.
  • GPS – The delivery vehicle must have a GPS tracking device to identify and record the locations travelled by the delivery driver for delivering orders.
  • Drivers – Having a licensed driver is indispensable for the delivery service. The driver must be at least 21 years of age and not have a criminal record.
  • Stock – The online retail store must have stock to process and complete anticipated orders. 

Delivery Location

For starters, it is impossible to deliver to faraway places and in almost all states due to restrictions. Set a delivery radius depending on the demand for cannabis and the number of consumers in different regions. 

Once the business is established, you can start delivering to more remote locations. When determining delivery radius, check state laws as cannabis delivery is not allowed in many states despite being legal.

Permits & Licenses 

An operator can not run a delivery service without acquiring the necessary permits and licenses. Firstly, check the state’s law stance on delivering medicinal and recreational cannabis delivery. 

Check the state’s website to familiarize yourself with the process of obtaining necessary business permits and licenses.

Follow Cannabis Delivery Regulations 

It is a regulated market, therefore, the consumers and the cannabis retailers have to comply with the strict rules when using and delivering cannabis. Educate your employees about the rules and possible consequences and instruct them to follow the regulations.

  • All cannabis delivery workers must be 21 years old or older.
  • They must carry necessary documents including a driver’s license, employer ID badge, and others.
  • The driver must not be consuming cannabis during working hours.
  • GPS devices must be installed in the vehicles for tracking.
  • Some states do not allow drivers to carry more than $3000 worth of cannabis goods at the same time.


The most effective way to introduce your business to the world is through advertisement. Develop an effective marketing strategy to spread the word. Use social media platforms, groups for cannabis consumers, and online communities to promote your cannabis delivery service.


Before starting out, conduct market research to determine the delivery location and get information about the potential challenges. Although this business promises a promising future, the restrictions can not be ignored.

Written by Kathy Cooley