Guide to Buying Weed from an Online Dispensary in Canada

Buying weed online in Canada

When cannabis was finally legalized in Canada in 2018, the way that we buy weed was revolutionized overnight. The days of waiting around for your dealer in the freezing cold for cannabis that could often best be described as “average” are now long gone (hopefully) never to return. 

Instead of clandestine meetings with random, all it takes to get your hands on the type of high-grade that previously had been the stuff of dreams is a few clicks at a good Canadian dispensary. Buying your weed online has never been easier and the selection has never been better.  

To help you join the modern era of online weed, we have put together this A-to-Z of tips that will make placing your order as simple as sparking up the joint that you will roll when it is delivered. Read on to find out more.

Figure Out What You’re Looking for
Most of us remember the days when the weed that you would end up depended solely on your dealer’s supplier. Getting your hands on something good used to be somewhat of a challenge if you did not have the connections On the rare occasion that you would hear that they got something really good in, there would be a mad scramble to get a few grams before it got hoovered up. However, most of the time, the quality would likely have been distinctly average.

Fortunately, the situation described above is one that the current generation of weed connoisseurs need not put up with. All you have to do these days to find a cornucopia of exotic strains of high-grade is to browse a few of the many legal weed dispensaries that are popping up online. There will be all your old favorites plus many exciting new strains that you probably have never even heard of. Finding one that suits you will take some trial and error, but once you have settled on a strain, it is time to move on to the next step.

Do Some Research
For those seasoned cannabis aficionados who are used to the old ways, buying a weed online can take a little getting used to. As with all e-commerce, shopping at an online weed dispensary requires a degree of trust. For starters, you cannot try before you buy as you may have done in the past, so all you have to go on is the research that you do into the company that you want to buy from.

Checking whether a dispensary is reliable and practices good customer service is simple. The first step to take is simply to search its name in Google and trawl through a couple of search results to see if any red flags jump out at you from online community forums like Reddit. Beware of comments from customers warning of low-quality products, shoddy customer service and late deliveries. You can also check to see if the company has a page on business reputation sites like Trustpilot, Yell and Google Reviews.

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Compare Prices
When you are satisfied that everything checks out with your online weed dispensary, the next step is to compare the price of the product that you want against the same product sold at other dispensaries. While online dispensaries will often be cheaper than your local bricks-and-mortar dispensary, there can still be a significant price difference among online stores. 

Although the general rule of ‘the cheaper, the better’ generally applies, most of us would rather pay a little more for the best quality bud. Sometimes paying a little over the odds can be worth it!

Look for a Coupon Code
Competition in the world on online weed distribution is fierce. With so many competitors, dispensaries are engaged in a constant scramble to attract new customers. But what may be a hostile environment for dispensaries makes for a paradise for consumers. Almost every dispensary will offer an attractive new customer coupon code to draw you in.

If you check the home page and watch out for site pop-ups, you can usually find a coupon code that you type in when you come to the checkout. Some will give you some tasty discounts on the price of your order, while others will offer things like grinders, papers or other paraphernalia to sweeten the deal. 

Checkout – Wait for Shipping
If you have followed the previous four steps, you are now ready to place your order. Dispensaries in Canada typically accept a variety of payment methods, including credit card and sometimes cryptocurrencies, but the most common way is by INTERAC e-Transfer. This allows you to pay via email or text.

When your payment has been approved, all that remains is to wait for your package to arrive. Most Dispensaries post quickly, and you can usually expect your order to be delivered by Canada Post in discreet packaging around 1-3 days after placing it.

The Final Word
Once you have placed a few orders for weed online, you will see that it is actually really easy. Providing you follow the steps listed above, you will quickly see the advantages of ordering online. The rest, as they say, will be history!

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