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Tips On How To Buy Cannabis Online

Tips On How To Buy Cannabis Online

It feels like we have the whole world at our fingertips, and we can buy anything in the world with a click of a button. The internet is a wonderful place, with tons of information, entertainment, and of course– online shopping. But, can you really buy everything online, including cannabis?

It may not be a familiar practice for most people, but it feels like we can buy almost everything we need on the internet, so why not cannabis? Well, it can be a bit more complicated than adding some bud to your cart. There are legal restrictions and rules that need to be followed, and they may change depending on your location and situation.

We understand that buying cannabis online would make life a whole lot easier, so we’re here to give you some tips on how to do it (legally, of course).

Tip 1: Check your state’s laws about buying cannabis online

Depending on where you live in the US, it may be easier or harder to purchase some cannabis online. This all comes down to your state’s legislature and the current ruling on the subject. Just because you live in a state where recreational use of marijuana is legal doesn’t mean that it’s also legal to get delivered– but you might!

If it is legal to order marijuana online in your state, there may be some requirements. For example, some states will only allow online purchase/delivery of cannabis for medical purposes, which would require you to possess a medical marijuana card. Either way, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, so check your state’s requirements for purchasing cannabis just to be safe.

Tip 2: Order locally

Now, don’t get too excited about ordering the finest marijuana from sunny California if you don’t live there yourself. Unfortunately, ordering cannabis to be shipped across state lines is still illegal on a federal level. That means online websites that offer “worldwide” or even “nationwide” shipping are operating illegally. Also, no matter what service you use, it’s important to remember that sending cannabis through the mail is always illegal.

However, some businesses may still be within your state that offer cannabis delivery or pre-ordered pick-up options.

But if you are thinking about purchasing some cannabis online, we recommend getting delivery from a local dispensary. In some states where recreational cannabis is legal, dispensaries may offer delivery services (although this can be rare). If your local dispensary provides this, it will make your delivery much more convenient and fast. However, this also comes with specific requirements, so you may be better off just ordering your cannabis for pick up from your local shop.

Keep an eye out for illegal cannabis stores

Tip 3: Keep an eye out for illegal cannabis stores

It’s like you always learned growing up– don’t trust everything you see online. Just because it has a cool website or seems to make the purchasing process easier than ever doesn’t mean it’s trustworthy. In fact, that could be a red flag.

The first way to spot an illegal cannabis service online is to see their protocol matches your state’s, and if it doesn’t, that’s another red flag. These illicit websites are much more common than you might realize, so be aware when your browsing for an order. Other warning signs you may want to be alert to are:

  • Lack of policy information on the website.

  • Prices that seem too good to be true.

  • False promises about delivery abilities (ex. “We can ship anywhere in the US”)

These are just a few of the warning signs to look out for, but here’s another one– if you open the website and it doesn’t ask you to confirm your age (ex. Are you over 21?), we recommend leaving the site overall. Age restrictions are the first sign of legal practice, so if they don’t seem to enforce it, stay away.

Tip 4: Stay away from social media scams

This is something common you may see not just for cannabis delivery but for other services & online shopping as well. More recently, you might notice that social media accounts will constantly comment on cannabis-related posts, with small advertising messages about their weed delivery service.

If you then visit the account page out of curiosity or interest, they may offer a phone number instead of a website. That is a major red flag because many of these social media scams will list phone numbers that connect with burner phones that cannot be traced. Furthermore, if you naively trust & call this number, you will more than likely be asked to provide your payment information to complete the transaction– can you see where this is headed?