Last Updated on September 14, 2021 by Shawn Mark
The questions you should be asking before buying your mail-order weed.
“It is health that is the real wealth,
And not pieces of gold and silver.”
– Mahatma Gandhi, (1869-1948)
Over the past 18 months, the world has witnessed an explosion in the number of products that can be ordered online and delivered to your door. The cannabis industry has not been a stranger to this growth, seeing the rise of online companies supplying mail order marijuana (or MoM) products to buyers.
All over the world, people’s attitudes are changing as they seek more sustainable and ethically-sourced products – the cannabis industry is no exception. The MoM service covers all cannabis-related products for those who are looking for quality edibles, flowers or concentrates that can be tailored to the needs of the user.
Whilst ordering from a MoM is not quite as simple as ordering from Amazon (given the legalities of the product), the process is still relatively straightforward if you do your research.
Below is a list of questions frequently asked by shoppers at MoM dispensaries, and answers that will have you living the high life in no time.
Is It Legal for Me to Buy Cannabis?
In most provinces across Canada, the legal age to purchase and consume cannabis is 19. People over 19 have the right to buy, carry and share (with people of age) up to 30 grams (or slightly more than an ounce) of dried cannabis at one time. That’s the equivalent of about 60-75 rolled joints.
How Will It Be Delivered?
Getting weed delivered is easy, and more importantly, it can be done legally. With a quick Google search, many shady dealers can be found, however it is now easier to steer clear of those people and order your weed with a legal delivery service.
It generally takes 2-3 days for your order to be delivered. All orders are wrapped in discreet, unlabelled packaging, and usually come vacuum packed so that those sweet aromas do not escape the wrapping. As far as your delivery driver and neighbors are concerned, your package probably contains a new set of coffee mugs!
Can I Get Advice From My Mom Dispensary About What Products Are Best for Me?
To provide a quality experience, people who work in dispensaries must have a wide range of cannabis knowledge – from strains, to cannabis products to medicinal use. They also need to have outstanding knowledge of different tastes, smells and their effects – both positive and negative.
People who work in MoM dispensaries, like any other customer-facing role, have excellent product knowledge and a desire to provide the highest quality product to the consumer.
The process of buying weed online should not feel too dissimilar to buying any other product or service online. If the company is reputable, they will have employees who are able to work one-on-one with customers to provide insight into the product or strain that is right for their needs.
How Can I Tell if an Online MoM Dispensary Is Legitimate or a Scam?
When buying weed online, you do not have to search too far to find a shop. But how can you tell if a shop is reliable and trustworthy? Among all online retailers, there are always going to be scammers, however you certainly don’t want to buy your medicine from the wrong person.
There are several ways you can tell if a website is legitimate or a scam:
- Watch out for an excess of spelling and punctuation mistakes, as these could indicate the website went up in a hurry without too much thought.
- Check for reliable contact information. Look for several ways to contact the company – does anyone pick up the phone if you try to call them? If the only way to contact the company is through an online email form then proceed with caution.
- Run a virus scan. If there is an excess of ads and pop-ups that appear when you enter the website it can indicate that the site is not secure. If you have to click through several ads to get to the website you should be suspicious.
How Do I Pay For My Online Order?
Purchasing weed online works exactly the same way as buying your groceries or a new pair of shoes online. You simply browse the list of products on the website, and add the products to your cart.
However, the actual purchasing of weed from a MoM dispensary takes place slightly differently. When you buy weed online, there are other payment methods such as crypto and an electronic transfer.
In the same way that you would transfer your friend the money you owe them for the chicken nuggets they bought you, an electronic transfer simply requires you to pay through your banking app, using the account details of the dispensary. Using crypto can seem intimidating when you first encounter that payment method but in reality it is even easier once you try it and get the hang of it because you don’t need your bank’s permission to settle transactions in crypto.
What Are the Risks Associated With Buying Weed Online?
Legal or not, there are always risks associated with buying weed online. It is important to choose reputable sources, otherwise you may never see your product.
If you buy weed from an unknown online source, you might not receive the product you were promised. In order to avoid this, it is important to buy weed from a trustworthy online source. Do your research, check the Google reviews, and go for a company that has been around for a while. Chances are, these companies are still up and running because they have good customer service, and deliver high-quality products – two essentials for an excellent mail order marijuana experience.
Living the High Life
Ordering from a MoM dispensary for the first time may seem a little daunting. However there are enthusiasts and industry-professionals out there who are willing to help you along your journey with cannabis, whatever that entails.
As with buying anything online, make sure you do your research and proceed with caution initially until you are comfortable with the process. Happy buying!
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