Protecting your cannabis or CBD business is extremely important in 2021. Cannabis is considered a high-risk business, and not every insurance company will be able to sell you a policy.
CouvertLA has served more than 100+ licensed businesses, including dispensaries, cultivation facilities, CPG brands, manufacturers, event companies, delivery services, testing labs, etc.
Our brokers will consult you on the risks associated with this emerging industry and advise you on a wide range of insurance policies.
Why Do Cannabis & CBD Businesses Need Insurance?
What type of insurance is required by Law for the cannabis business?
All businesses holding a distribution license in California are required to have Commercial Auto Insurance and General Liability.
Why do I need business or commercial insurance for my cannabis business?
If you are operating a cannabis business, you have to manage potential risks, hazards, and liabilities regarding your property, product, and inventory. Business Insurance like general liability, property, and product liability is a must.
Is general liability enough to cover my risks?
No, General Liability will cover defense costs only if you get sued. Anything else happening to your property or inventory is still at risk.
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What Types of Insurance does CouvertLA offer?
General Liability Insurance
A standard insurance policy is issued to business organizations to protect them against liability claims for bodily injury (BI) and property damage (PD) arising out of premises, operations, products, and completed operations; and advertising and personal injury (PI) liability. All businesses holding a distribution license in California are required to have Commercial Auto Insurance and General Liability.
Premises Liability Insurance
Premises Liability means protection against financial loss arising at the premises of the insured. If your location gets looted, vandalized, or robbed, this policy will cover your back.
Property Insurance includes protection for your equipment, point of sale system, inventory (harvested property), property, and many other items you may have resulting from coverages such as THEFT, FIRE, SMOKE, EXPLOSION, EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWN, WATER DAMAGE, VANDALISM, HAIL, WIND.
Medical marijuana and retail cannabis growers may need crop insurance to cover the risk when something goes wrong with crops. The insurance applies to your seeds, active crops, and harvested crops.
Product Liability Insurance
Product Liability grants protection against financial loss arising out of the legal liability incurred by an insured because of injury or damage resulting from the use of a covered product. It only takes one claim for bodily injury or physical damage, and you could find yourself in court. Whether you create edibles, oils, or any other product, you need a plan covering the potential damages you may face. You may take every precaution, but life and business are always uncertain.
Inland Marine Insurance
This policy will protect your business if inventory is lost, damaged, or stolen while being transported not only through collision but also through cargo theft. Having this coverage in the eventuality of cargo loss during transportation can help you avoid great expenses, especially due to the value of cannabis goods in the current market.
Commercial Automobile Insurance
If you or your employees drive during the course of conducting business, you may need commercial auto insurance. Look for specialized plans if your business requires you to deliver or transport goods.
Business Interruption Insurance
What would happen to you, your business, and your employees if you have to cease trade due to a disaster or emergency unexpectedly? This type of insurance protects you from a major loss in these situations.
Professional Liability Insurance or Errors and Omissions Insurance
Professionals who offer advice, consult, or design products may need insurance coverage if clients sue for alleged misjudgments or errors made while offering services.
Equipment Breakdown Insurance
Coverage for loss due to mechanical or electrical breakdown of nearly any type of equipment. Coverage applies to the cost to repair or replace the equipment and any other property damaged by the equipment breakdown. Resulting business income and extra expense loss are often covered as well.