Do all California Cities Have Weed Delivery Companies?


We all know the big cities in California like LA or San Francisco. But as big as the state is, there’s a ton of much smaller, and in some cases, poorer cities. That left me wondering do all California cities have weed delivery companies?

Here’s what I discovered:

Marijuana is legal for all adults 21 and over in California, but individual cities and counties still have the right to pass their own laws, regulations, or restrictions on the purchase or delivery of cannabis. So it is not available currently in every city.

But that doesn’t give you the whole picture.

So in this article, we’ll look at all the angles, questions, and potential issues that can come up with a weed delivery service in California.

Let’s get started.

Do only large cities in California have weed delivery companies?

Unfortunately, you can’t necessarily buy weed online for delivery everywhere in California.

Buying marijuana is totally legal in California. However, every city and county can still decide how to regulate it or ban it altogether.

This means that while your town may have totally legalized it, the next town over may strictly ban it.

Unfortunately for weed delivery companies, this means creating complicated maps for their drivers to make sure they are only making legal deliveries. It also means complicated software too.

It’s estimated that only about 30% of counties currently have it regulated although that will naturally change and increase over time; especially as cities and counties realize the tax revenue benefits.

How much do you tip for dispensary delivery?

This isn’t your dad’s weed delivery.

So never think of your weed delivery driver as a drug dealer. It’s just not like that anymore than your DoorDash driver delivering you your dinner is a chef.

Since cannabis delivery is a totally legit business now, drivers are professionals in the service industry, just like anyone else. Basically, they’re Uber for weed.

And like others in the service industry, you do want to tip your cannabis delivery drive.

Remember, again like a waiter or delivery driver for Instacart, they rely almost completely on tips. So don’t be stingy! And if they go the extra mile (literally or figuratively) factor that in!

As with restaurants, start with a 20% tip. 

If the delivery was late, or unprofessionally delivered, it’s OK to go lower than that, but if they help you out, answer questions or solve problems you’re having, definitely throw in an extra $5.00 or $10.00.

Do you still need a medical card in California 2020?

California voters passed Proposition 215, also known as the Compassionate Use Act, way back in 1996.

This allowed patients or their caregivers to own and grow marijuana for medical purposes. It was actually the very first medical marijuana bill in the U.S.

Senate Bill 420, then added further clarification back in 2003.

However, California voters passed Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, back on November 8, 2016.

Unlike the previous act which did require a medical card to buy, grow, or own marijuana, this legalized the sale of, possession of, growing, and use of marijuana for all adults 21 and over, for ANY reason, and with no card needed. 

Final thoughts

So we just explored how buying weed online for home delivery can work in some of the smaller towns in California where the big delivery companies don’t want to operate in.

Luckily, in this gig economy, Greenrush is a cannabis delivery marketplace that connects you with local dispensaries just like the Uber app connects you with available drivers.

Greenrush has been a huge benefit for local California dispensaries in smaller cities that don’t have their own delivery service.

So check them out for your next delivery!

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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