People used to see the legalization of marijuana is a great topic in debates to kill time when the laws were passed. This bold move bought an additional source of tax revenue. Georgia state university conducted a study in which it concluded that alcohol sales dropped by 15% in certain countries where laws were passed to legalize medical marijuana use. On the other hand, states where recreational marijuana can be traded, showed a drop of 20% in alcohol sales. If you are starting an on-demand cannabis delivery business, here are some factors that you need to consider beforehand.

Basic features of an on-demand marijuana delivery app:

User verification:

User verification is crucial in the cannabis delivery business so that you can make sure that only users of legal age can get their hands on the product. The user's age can be verified during the registration of their account or by submitting a doctor's prescription.   

Search for weed commodities:

Users can search for their preferred weed type and make their choice. So make sure that you upload every product according to their category they belong to.


Just like every other on-demand app, the cannabis delivery app should have a wide array of payment methods like a credit card, debit card, UPI, PayPal, net banking, etc., to ensure a smooth transaction for every user. 

Tracking and map integration:

With the integration of GPS in the application, the users can track their product status and the real-time location of the delivery executive. Users can also use this feature to guide them to the exact location. They can also find the medical dispensaries situated close to their location using tracking features.  

Doctor’s consultation:

This is an advanced feature in the application and will not be present on many apps in the market. If the user is not sure about a particular product or type of marijuana to buy, he/she can get the doctor’s guidance from the app.

Learn more about the types of cannabis and needs of the people:

Before entering the business, you should have a clear idea about the market, existing brands, and operational methods. Learn more about the geographical location of the venture and the local laws. Your services should be accessible to the right set of people. Please make sure they are aware of your services. Your app development team will take care of marketing strategies. Learn more about the type of weed in the market and the information related to its strains, tinctures, concentrations, and edible types.  

Understand the cannabis delivery rules:

Cannabis delivery is not like food delivery; it has specific rules and regulations that need to be followed. Every user will have a limit on orders at any given time. Make sure that you get a proper delivery license for your business. When it comes to the delivery executives, they must be over the age of 21 and carry the necessary documents with them all the time. They should not be under the influence of any drug.  

Integration of the right technological tools will improve the user experience:

The integration of GPS will enable the users to look for licensed marijuana dispensaries around them on the map. Search filters can help the users to find a specific type of weed in the app. Users can also upload the doctor’s prescription, and after verification of its authenticity by the admin, the items will be delivered. These advanced tools will make buying legal marijuana much easier for the users as it will be delivered to their doorstep. 

Notifications regarding the orders placed, laws passed, updates:

Sending push notifications is an effective way to communicate with users. Users should continuously be updated about the regulation laws, research updates, order status, and more. Relevant news articles can also be sent to make them updated with the ongoing trends and regulations regarding marijuana.


Bottom line:

Many technologies combine to make cannabis delivery business efficient, and developers are working to integrate AI into the app to push it further. Get in touch with a marijuana app development company to learn more about the development process and the cost of developing an application. It would be best if you choose to go with a mobile app development company with prior experience working on marijuana delivery app projects for other clients.