Commercial property insurance pays to repair or replace stolen, lost, or damaged business property. It covers your business’s physical location and other assets like equipment.
Commercial property insurance protects against some of the most common and expensive risks for owners of cannabis businesses. It can help cover losses from:
This policy is strongly recommended for any cannabis business due to the costly nature of your products. It may also be required by your landlord.
Cannabis business owners can customize a commercial property policy by adding other types of coverage.
Inland marine insurance protects mobile property. It would cover items stolen in transit, or damaged at a storage unit or other off-site location.
Business interruption insurance covers the cost of a temporary closure. For example, if a dispensary needed to close for renovation after a fire, this coverage would reimburse the business for lost revenue, daily operating expenses, and a temporary relocation.
A commercial property policy provides financial protection against a wide range of property losses and damages.
Burglary and theft are some of the most common claims faced by small business owners. Cannabis business owners in particular take on a lot of risk due to their valuable inventory. Property insurance covers the cost of stolen items, along with any damage caused by a burglar.
Commercial property insurance includes financial protection against storms. It could cover the cost of replacing a roof damaged by hail, or a window broken by a tree limb during a hurricane.
Be aware that most policies don't include coverage for flooding or earthquakes. However, you can still buy this protection separately.
Fires are one of the most costly claims. For cannabis business owners, loss of marijuana, CBD products, and other inventory could be financially devastating. Commercial property insurance helps pay for replacement of items damaged or destroyed by a fire, along with damage to the building.
Commercial property insurance can help cover damage caused by vandalism, such as graffiti or a broken window.
The damage caused by a fire can be devastating, and so can the financial losses while your business is closed for renovation. Make sure your policy includes business interruption insurance, also called business income insurance, to cover the cost of temporary closure due to a fire, a burst pipe, or other property claim.
Commercial property insurance covers some of the cannabis industry's most common and costly risks, but it doesn't provide complete protection. Owners of small cannabis businesses should also consider:
Product liability insurance helps pay for lawsuits related to your products, such as a claim that a faulty battery in an e-cigarette started a fire.
Commercial auto insurance covers the legal costs and property damage from accidents involving your cannabis business's vehicle. It also covers vehicle theft and vandalism.
Surety bonds guarantee your cannabis business will fulfill the terms of its contracts and pay its suppliers. Many states require a surety bond as part of licensing requirements.
Are you ready to safeguard your cannabis business with general liability insurance? If you run a dispensary, you can complete Insureon’s easy online application to get quotes from top U.S. carriers. For other cannabis businesses, you can call our dedicated agent to find insurance quotes for your business.
Once you find a policy that fits your needs, you can begin coverage in less than 24 hours.