Cannabis POS software to help California dispensaries flourish

Find success in California with Flowhub's cannabis point of sale, inventory management, and mobile solutions.

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Flowhub California

California has the largest cannabis market in the United States but has increasing challenges, including heavy taxation, regulation, and consolidation. Flowhub works with hundreds of California cannabis retail stores to help solve these challenges.

Founded in 2015 to make safe, legal cannabis accessible to every adult on Earth, we are more than a dispensary POS system. We create unique, user-friendly solutions to enhance customer experience at traditional retail dispensary businesses.

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About the California market

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Median total daily sales per dispensary

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Median daily transactions per dispensary

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Median order amount per transaction


California medical marijuana was legalized in 1996.


California recreational use was legalized in 2016.

2020 Med Demographics

  • Gen Z 27%
  • Millennials 37%
  • Gen X 18%
  • Boomers 17%
  • Silent Gen 1%

2020 Rec Demographics

  • Gen Z 19%
  • Millennials 49%
  • Gen X 18%
  • Boomers 13%
  • Silent Gen 1%

Create your dream dispensary in California

California is an established market with a discerning customer base. The challenge now is to remain profitable as the state increases taxes and regulations. California also has a powerful illegal market that currently outpaces legal sales, so some competitors won’t play fair.

Our dispensary POS software helps you stand out against the competition and streamline operations so you can excel at ecommerce, process online ordering, expand to curbside pickup, develop loyalty programs, improve inventory management, and grow profits — all with a keen eye on compliance.

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Increase revenue

Stand out from competitors by building a loyal customer base with effective Deals, efficient store layouts, and helpful staff. Speed up check in and check out with our cannabis point of sale and mobile Greet® app.

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Reduce cost of operations

There’s no room for waste or human error in your consolidated market. Stash is a mobile cannabis inventory management app built to save your staff hours of work on auditing and reconciling discrepancies every day.

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Manage risk & compliance

California has heavy cannabis regulation. Flowhub comes with built-in compliance protections like our integration with California Metrc for state reporting and a cannabis counter to ensure you don't oversell.

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Modernize experiences

California is home to some of the most beautiful stores in the U.S., so looking good isn't enough to stand out. To differentiate, you’ll need functional benefits like dispensary order ahead, mobile carts, cannabis payment software, and interactive kiosks.

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Scale & expand operations

Flowhub is a scalable solution that can handle rapid expansion and global management for multi-location operators. Use the View app to monitor performance across all stores from your phone.

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Connect data & apps

California consumers expect access and convenience. Integrations to online menus, payment processing, digital signage, and cannabis partner integrations enable you to create the retail experiences they want.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to all your California dispensary questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to all your California dispensary questions.

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Does Flowhub offer a Social Equity Program for California dispensaries?

Yes! Flowhub's Social Equity Program is available in every market we serve, including California. We have provided over $5M in free software to support underrepresented dispensary owners. Once approved, qualifying retailers receive Flowhub's biggest price discount available.

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Can I process card payments with Flowhub?

Yes, Flowhub Pay is a fully integrated payment solution for cannabis dispensaries across the country, including those in California. Flowhub Pay is better than most payment solutions available because it's seamlessly connected to Flowhub point of sale, meaning totals and change calculations are auto-populated so there is no manual entry or mental math required by budtenders. Customers on Flowhub Pay experience a 33% increase in revenue on average and are saving thousands of dollars on shrinkage per month.

We can get you set up in days. There are no long term contracts or monthly fees, and we’re happy to give you a rebate on every transaction.

Book your Flowhub Pay consultation to learn more.

Does Flowhub work with California’s delivery-only cannabis businesses?

Currently, our software isn’t a great fit for delivery-only businesses. We are actively working to build out a robust delivery function within our platform, and we’ll be sure to let you know when it’s ready. For now, our software solutions are best aligned to traditional brick-and-mortar retail dispensaries.

Can I easily add new dispensary locations to my Flowhub account?

Growing your business on Flowhub is simple. We built our cannabis retail management software with company level and location level views so dispensary owners and managers can easily manage and standardize products, Deals, employee permissions, custom reports, tax calculations, and more from a corporate level.

How do I calculate California marijuana tax at my dispensary?

California taxes are higher and more impactful than those of other states. And they are complicated. Here's a blog post just for California retail dispensaries to help you understand California taxes and see how to set them up correctly in Flowhub.

What are the California marijuana laws, regulations, and purchase limits?

The state regulatory agency in California is the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC). California’s track and trace system is Metrc. Recreational customers are allowed 1 ounce of cannabis per day, equivalent to 8 grams of concentrate and 6 immature plants. Medical patients can obtain up to 8 ounces of flower. Visit the California State site to find the most updated and in-depth regulatory information.

Does Flowhub work with un-licensed California marijuana dispensaries?

No. Our company mission is to make legal cannabis accessible to all people. Some cannabis POS systems work with non-licensed operations, but Flowhub strictly serves licensed cannabis businesses.

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California, are you ready to enter the flow state?

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