The only way you can legally sell to a Dispensaries in California is by having a distribution license.
The old days of walking into the shop and showing products are over. A distribution license is mandatory to get the products to retail.
Distributors may hold other license types. For example if you are a cultivator and want to sell to a dispensary in California you can have both licenses. Retailer licensees may also allowed to own a distribution license and distribute products.
It is important to know that there are many roles a distributor plays. As a distributor you will not only be selling to dispensaries. Distributors are responsible for collecting the state excise tax from the dispensaries you work with. In addition to this, distro licensees will be responsible for collecting the cultivation tax from the growers you work with.
Distributors are also responsible for the quality assurance of all products before they go to a dispensary. This means that you will need to work with a Testing Lab to ensure products pass CA requirements. Distribution needs to be taken very seriously because there is major liability involved. You should be looking to protect yourself as a business with every move. It is wise to set up distribution agreements with every person you work with.
If you want to sell to dispensaries in California give us a call and we can help you get set up. If you would like more information on distribution click here.