Long before the cannabis dispensaries started offering delivery, I was doing it from my van.
This was 20 years ago, so there were no legal dispensaries at that point.
I was an independent operator, shall we say, who was trying to work and save up money for my family by selling weed. Previous to this I had just sold from my apartment, but when my girlfriend got pregnant I had to completely change my business model. I didn’t mind storing pounds of cannabis in the house, but I couldn’t have random people coming in and out at all hours to buy it. The problem with potheads isn’t that they start trouble, but that they just want to smoke cannabis right away, and then sit around and talk. I like doing that too, but only when I am with my friends, I treat my cannabis business like a business, without much socialization. For this reason, I found I enjoyed my new business model a lot more – I would make cannabis deliveries, collect the cash, and go without having to make small talk. By delivering my cannabis instead of having the buyer come to me, my sales went up and so did my free time! I was no longer obligated to share a bowl of cannabis with the customer as a social nicety, I could hit the road and go to the next sale. Eventually I got out of the marijuana business entirely, but for two years the deliveries paid my bills and allowed me to provide for my wife and child.