How Legal Is Marijuana Delivery?

What You Need To Know

The demand for the legalization of Cannabis continues to grow. Cannabis regulations are continuously changing. It’s getting difficult for businesses and consumers to keep track of what is legal and what isn’t. 

This article will look specifically at the California laws on cannabis delivery services.

Legalization in California: State vs. County

Both medical and recreational Cannabis use is now legal in California. Furthermore, many companies will transport cannabis items right to your house. 

However, the issue in California is that cannabis legislation in different counties within the state is sometimes conflicting, making things challenging for both businesses and consumers.

In California, the variations between state and county regulations are continuously altering, not so fairly comprehensive, and rarely discussed, so most people are unaware that these variances exist.

For example, the Bureau of Cannabis Control announced new regulations a little over a month ago, in January 2020, virtually permitting all of the enterprises that it licenses to distribute Cannabis to residences anywhere in the state of California. In short terms, making it legal to deliver weed almost anywhere.

Individual cities and counties have previously decided to restrict even the presence of Cannabis businesses.

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Salinas-based East of Eden Cannabis Co., and Santa Cruz County have filed a convoluted case. The lawsuit is still ongoing, leaving consumers, brands, dispensaries, and delivery services all over the state in the dark.

How much can be delivered?

With all of that in mind, it’s time to get into the specifics of the state of California’s Cannabis delivery laws. The first thing to remember is that the maximum amount you can order in a single day depends on the product.

You are allowed to order up to 28.5 grams of non-concentrated Cannabis. When ordering concentrates, you can only order up to 8 grams per day, and when ordering immature Cannabis plants, you can only get up to six plants per day.

The procedure is the same as ordering anything else for delivery to your home. Some dispensaries provide home delivery, adding to the state’s growing number of Cannabis delivery businesses.

How to receive the delivery?

You’ll have to show proof of identification when you receive the items, and depending on how much you spend, you might have to pay a delivery fee as well. 

You must pick up the products in person; you cannot get your purchase while sitting in a vehicle, and some firms allow you to pay with a credit card at the time of delivery. Others will only accept cash.

Another thing to keep in mind is that in California, customers are only permitted to possess up to one ounce of Cannabis at a time. That is, at least, for the recreational market.

Medical vs Recreational Cannabis 

Things are a little different in California when it comes to medical Cannabis delivery laws. The maximum number of dried flowers that can be delivered to a patient’s home is eight ounces. Medical Cannabis patients can order up to 12 immature cannabis plants for home delivery.

If buying online and receiving your products by home delivery isn’t for you, don’t forget that you can always go to a legal dispensary and purchase your items in person.

Some shops solely sell recreational Cannabis, while others only sell medical Cannabis, while others have the license to sell in both markets. When compared to a medical-only dispensary, one of the benefits of visiting a recreational storefront dispensary, or cannabis store, is that you don’t need a medical prescription and card to purchase.

While medical dispensaries preserve copies of patient prescriptions to log orders for future reference and repeat orders, a recreational Cannabis store typically has a wider selection of products and brands. The shopping experience is more akin to traditional retail, with all of the pleasure, curiosity, and excitement that entails.

Interactions with budtenders can also make the experience inside a recreational dispensary that much more fulfilling. Budtenders who have been trained can provide advice to help customers choose the ideal strain.

Whether medical or recreational, almost all dispensaries have online menus that you can peruse. Even if home delivery isn’t a possibility, this is usually the case. Regardless of whether you’re going for medical or recreational reasons, you’ll need to bring your ID and some cash.


All the laws concerning marijuana delivery sometimes seem daunting; heading to a local dispensary and asking questions can be a huge help! You don’t need to remember all the details yourself. Sometimes asking directly from experts at dispensaries is the best way to stay updated on all things cannabis.

Give us a call over at Green Kong! Navigating your purchase doesn’t have to give you a headache for delivery or in-person shopping.