Dutchie is an online cannabis ordering platform that helps cannabis customers find nearby dispensaries and place orders for home delivery.
Dispensaries that work with Dutchie get a complete packaged solution for order tracking, payments and compliance.
The company was founded in 2017 by brothers from suburban Detroit — Ross Lipson, 33, and Zach Lipson, 35. Together, they run one of the largest online delivery platforms in the cannabis industry.
Today, Dutchie works with over 1,100 dispensaries in 24 U.S. states and Canada, serving over 50,000 orders a day. It processes over $2.2 billion in annual sales and has 72 employees that work from its headquarters in Bend, Oregon.
Building From the Ground Up
Benzinga spoke with co-founder Ross Lipson about the path that led him to running an online cannabis start-up.
The Lipson brothers were born and raised in West Bloomfield, a Detroit suburb. They both enrolled at Michigan State University, but Ross quickly dropped out to start an online food ordering startup, partnering with a group of students from Penn State University who shared his vision.