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With more cannabis available for purchase than ever before, it leaves many people wondering how to get their hands on the latest and greatest marijuana products. But what if marijuana isn’t legal in your state? How do you get access to legal cannabis? Whether you live in a state that has or has not legalized cannabis, finding and purchasing legal, hassle-free weed can sometimes be a confusing process.

Can I Buy Weed Online?

If you live in a state where marijuana is currently illegal, the short answer is no. The federal government still considers cannabis a Schedule I drug, grouped right beside cocaine and heroin. Shipping cannabis across state lines is always illegal at least until it becomes federally legal. While there are websites that will ship marijuana to you no matter how old you are or where you are located – remember that shipping across state lines is considered drug trafficking.

If you live in a state where marijuana is legal, then the answer is maybe. As of 2020, there are 11 states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. If you live in one of those states, and delivery services are also legal in your city, then there is a good chance that you can purchase marijuana legally online.

However, even if you live in a non-legal state, not all cannabinoids are illegal – such as CBD. Hemp derived CBD products, anything with .03% THC or less, are federally legal and can be shipped to many states across the country. There are tons of CBD websites out there, so make sure you do your research before making a purchase!

Are Weed Delivery Services Legal?

While shipping cannabis across state lines may be illegal, many legal weed delivery services exist within the borders of certain states. In states where delivery services are legally allowed to operate, consumers can have products delivered straight to their door. While delivery services are not available in all 50 states – yet – it is an option for a few of our proud states!

In Arizona, California and New York deliveries are allowed for individuals with a state approved medical cannabis card. Recreational cannabis deliveries are also available for California residents over the age of 21. However, in New York, only certain products are available for delivery. In Colorado, a bill recently passed which will allow the delivery of recreational and medical marijuana starting in 2020. Legitimate delivery services are a new up and coming trend that consumers should be on the lookout for.

Order Ahead from Your Local Dispensary

While you may not be able to get your green delivered straight to your doorstep – many dispensaries offer a pre-order service. Different online services allow you to view and browse the store’s current inventory and place your order online for pickup. So on your next visit to any dispensary, skip the lines and place an order ahead of time.

How to Spot A Cannabis Scam

If you are one of the millions who frequent cannabis Instagram pages, you have undoubtedly seen some of the marijuana scammers advertising in the comment sections on popular pages. An account will advertise pictures of weed and then offer to ship anywhere in the world for a very affordable price. It can be deceiving because the account will even list a phone number that you can call and order through. However, these numbers are only temporary and created through a burner app. This means that as soon as they have made a transaction, they can trash the number. The account holder will then use this burner number to broker a deal with their latest victim. Once the victim has deposited money into the dealer’s accounts, they stop communication and are never heard from again. The buyer is left with no product and hole in their wallet.

While it may be tempting to order cannabis online, we strongly recommend you order only from reputable, legal services.

Tips for Ordering Marijuana Online

  1. Don’t buy cannabis from unverified accounts on social media. In fact, stay away from making weed purchases on social media, period.
  2. Don’t mail or receive cannabis across state lines.
  3. DO pre-order online from your favorite dispensary! Skip the lines, walk in and walk out!
  4. DO be on the lookout for verified legal marijuana delivery services – especially if you live in Colorado!
  5. DO check out Where’s Weed for the latest deals in your area and the most recent news!

Have you ever ordered marijuana online, or have you been thinking about it? Have you or someone you know fallen victim to an online marijuana scam? How about pre-ordering from your local dispensary? Tell us about your experiences! Share with us in the comments below!

With more cannabis available for purchase than ever before, it leaves many people wondering how to get their hands on the latest and greatest marijuana products. But what if marijuana isn’t legal in your state? How do you get access to legal cannabis? Whether you live in a state that has or has not legalized cannabis, finding and purchasing legal,

Coronavirus fuels marijuana industry’s push for online sales, delivery in Colorado

Now under Colorado’s emergency rules, customers can pay for marijuana online and then pick up their purchase at the store.

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By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press

Colorado has made online sales of recreational marijuana legal during the coronavirus pandemic, fulfilling one of the pot industry’s biggest wishes and fueling its argument for more concessions that could be made permanent when the crisis eases.

It’s one of several signs emerging from the virus outbreak of just how far ingrained marijuana has become in mainstream life in several states. Dispensaries are being designated “critical businesses” and are allowed to operate through statewide stay-at-home orders. Large markets such as California, Washington state and Oregon are allowing curbside pickup during the crisis.

Now under Colorado’s emergency rules, customers can pay for marijuana online and then pick up their purchase at the store.

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“We have an opportunity to prove that cannabis businesses can run these operations and do so effectively under extremely dire circumstances,” said Morgan Fox, a spokesman for the Denver-based National Cannabis Industry Association.

Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois and Oregon also allow online recreational marijuana sales. But the practice nonetheless remains severely limited because credit card companies tend to shy away from dealing with a drug that is still illegal under U.S. law.

Fox said easing restrictions on dispensaries is a step, but he doubts credit card companies will embrace the marijuana industry unless lawmakers provide some cover by passing the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which aims to protect financial institutions that serve cannabis-related businesses.

One example is Cannabis Station by Rocky Mountain High, a dispensary housed in an old filling station in downtown Denver. The dispensary has been providing curbside pickup after Gov. Jared Polis’ March 20 directive, but it hasn’t delved into online sales because it hasn’t found a credit card company willing to process the transactions.

The dispensary’s manager, Ben Prater, said he believes the state should allow deliveries during the crisis, as well. Home delivery of marijuana, which is already allowed in several states, was not covered by Polis’ order.

“We need to be able to have as little contact as possible to people. If people are sick or if they’re immunocompromised, they don’t need to be leaving their house during this time. So I think that delivery is just kind of a necessity at this point,” he said.

Colorado lawmakers last year legalized delivery but left it up to municipalities to decide if they want it. The state law allows for the delivery of medical marijuana this year and recreational cannabis in 2021.

In California, the Bureau of Cannabis Control endorsed a rule in January 2019 that allowed home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial pot sales. But even though the state has allowed broad legal marijuana sales since 2018, it remains unavailable in large areas where local governments have banned commercial activity or have not set up rules to allow sales.

“Delivery and access really need to be made available in every corner of the state,” especially during a pandemic, San Francisco-based cannabis attorney Nicole Howell said.

The coronavirus has provided the opportunity, however grim, to make that argument loud and clear — and not just in California.

Rachel Gillette, a Denver-based cannabis attorney and a board member of Colorado’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said she and the group have asked local elected officials to draft ordinances or resolutions to allow delivery of medical marijuana. But she acknowledged that could be difficult given the times.

“They may have a lot of other things on their plate than trying to figure out how to facilitate delivery for marijuana businesses,” she said, adding that allowing recreational pot delivery before next year would require legislative action.

The Colorado governor’s office said in an email there are no plans to allow businesses to apply for recreational marijuana delivery licenses before 2021, and online sales of recreational marijuana would not be allowed after the executive order expires.

The Marijuana Enforcement Division can’t authorize online recreational sales without a change in state law, but it will continue to evaluate whether the emergency rules should be amended, renewed or repealed, according to the governor’s office.

Under state law, emergency rules can only stay in effect for 120 days.

Associated Press writer Michael R. Blood in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

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Colorado has made online sales of recreational marijuana legal during the coronavirus pandemic, fulfilling one of the pot industry's biggest wishes and fueling its argument for more concessions that could be made permanent when the crisis eases.