Buying cannabis in the store is a breeze these days. Just pop into your local dispensary and speak to the budtender about what strains fit the profile you prefer, and it’s as simple as that. But what if you wanted to take that to the next level and get hip to the 2022 way and order it online? We have just the right tips and tricks for you, so read on!
Try different strains.
Don’t be afraid to try different pot strains. Different strains of marijuana have different effects. Some make you relaxed and sleepy, while others help with depression or anxiety. While there are some theories, it’s not entirely clear what makes a strain more likely to hit the spot for you, so if you’re new to buying weed online, it may take a bit of trial and error to find the right strain for you. For example, some people like to buy weed that is mostly Indica because they say it’s better for nighttime use (it can make you feel sedated). Others prefer Sativa because it makes them feel more energetic and happy. Hybrids—which are grown from both Indica and Sativa plants—are also an option.
Consider THC and CBD levels when purchasing cannabis online.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that gives users that “high” feeling when consumed (whether by smoking or ingesting edibles). CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive compound that may help treat inflammation, pain, seizures, etc., without getting users high. So depending on what kind of experience you’re looking for, you want to check out the THC levels versus CBD each strain contains before you buy cannabis online (or ask your dispensary clerk if they don’t show this information).
Buy from a trusted website.
It’s essential to buy your weed from trusted and reputable websites and licensed retailers. If you find a new website selling pot for much less than other sites, it’s probably best to stay away. Be wary of deals that seem too good to be true. The internet age has brought us amazing things, including e-commerce and online shopping. And now, in many parts of the U.S., you can buy weed online—so long as you have a medical marijuana card or are in a legal state for recreational marijuana, you are good to go.
With all these options, it’s essential to keep your eyes peeled for red flags that may indicate you’re dealing with a fake or scammer website rather than an authentic retailer working within the rules and regulations of the industry. If the website looks sloppy or disorganized and doesn’t offer apparent details about its product or brand (e.g., who grows/makes/sells it), this may not be a trustworthy business, and you should steer clear of it.
Do your research.
Weed shopping is all about research, not just about the different strains you can buy. Before giving them a cent, make sure you know more about any company to which you’re planning to hand your money. Here are some things to look for:
- Reviews: on Google, Reddit, Leafly, or other weed sites. Do they have good ones? Bad ones? Any at all? If so, what do people say about them? If there aren’t any reviews of a particular site, it’s better to skip that one than take risks.
- Menus: Is the selection extensive? Are there descriptions of each strain or product available for purchase? What do those descriptions say about their quality and effects? You don’t need a Ph.D. in weed science to figure out what’s what from these products’ names and descriptions; make sure you know what you’ll get before buying anything!
- Social Media Presence: Does this company have an Instagram account where people post pictures of their weed packages when they arrive in the mail (and do those pictures look legit)? Again—you want proof that this place exists!
With the tips provided above, you will be well equipped to get your first order of cannabis online. We hope you found this post informative and look forward to your feedback or experience with buying cannabis online in the comments below!