How to sell vape hardware in Califormia?


I am partnering with an OEM vape manufacturer in China. He has asked me to set up a company in California (I am a California resident and most of his sales are to California) and rent an office for warehousing limited stock and to use as a show room. The main purpose is to improve relationships, sales and customer service with Vape shops, not to be a vape shop. Can I set up as an LLC in California and do business as a product distributor and not be held accountable to the same regulations?