Federal government prohibits the shipment of cannabis and its derivatives by the U.S. Postal Service and other common carriers at this time. And, even those states that have legalized use of medical and recreational marijuana wrestle with how to deliver online and telephoned orders.
You can order supplies and accessories online. And, while you have the ability to order marijuana online, the delivery process presents a problem. So, you should shop and buy with some common-sense caution.
Having acknowledged you may want to study how, when, and where to buy online, let’s look at the advantages of doing so.
7 pros of getting weed from an online pharmacy:
Ordering prescription medical marijuana online is so easy. You have no need to dress and travel. You do not have to get to the pharmacy during its working hours. And, if you reside well outside an easy trip to a legitimate pharmacy, you can still count on the benefits of the medical weed.
Disabled and unable to leave the house, unable to rake public transportation, unable to reach a pharmacy, you can depend on the online pharmacy to fulfill your order. Even responsible caregivers can order for incapacitated patients.
Working with your medical cannabis pharmacy online assures your privacy. There is still enough stigma attached to marijuana that many people prefer not to be seen visiting and browsing their local dispensary.
Online you don’t have to worry about being overhear or embarrassed when asking questions that concern you. The transaction is largely anonymous and discrete. It remains the go-to option for people concerned about their image or gossip.
Your local cannabis pharmacy understandably works on a supply and demand basis. This limits its supply and demand to those strains, accessories, and supplies that move. They cannot afford to have cannabis strains aging on their shelves.
The dispensary’s limitations do not mean it serves its customers poorly. It’s just the nature of the business to traffic in products their customers want and prefer. Online dispensaries, on the other hand, have much larger inventory and access to product.
Online dispensaries offer extensive catalogues of products. You can browse at your convenience, studying which product may be just right for your medical marijuana needs. The catalogs usually describe products in terms of THC and CBD levels, application to specific diseases, suggested dosage, and potential side effects.
Because they have more product in stock, you can comparison shop among several online dispensaries for products, reviews, and prices. You can also investigate the dispensary’s credibility and certification.
Because of the volume of business conducted online, the dispensaries can offer deals and discounts that are not available at physical medical cannabis dispensaries. And, as they compete, they may offer free delivery.
Online pharmacies do not need the same security, budtenders, and the like. The physical overhead and labor burden mean savings passed on to customers
It remains unclear how or if medical marijuana dispensaries fit into the respective state taxing structure. So, this is something that will roll out over time.
5. Mentally Ill
Leaving the house and traveling can be trouble for those patients suffering from chronic and severe anxiety and depression. Serious ill patients have trouble mixing socially or interacting with store clerks.
Alzheimer’s disease patients cannot travel or act in their own interest. They are often in the hands of a care givers who are not authorized to order medical marijuana. Shopping online makes that possible.
Some cases of PTSD have reached an agoraphobic stage where the patient is terrified of leaving the house or of dealing with others or those in authority.
Every authoritative marijuana source warns against buying cannabis online without heads-up concerns. Deals have been offered online for a long time. You can shop “dispensaries” throughout the world. But, it can be pretty the much the same as working with the dealer under the bridge.
If you are willing to buy at sites like Craigslist, you have no reasonable expectation of privacy, quality, or safety. It’s your common-sense duty to check on the legality of delivery in your area. Abby Hutmacher of the Pot Guide warns, “Not that you shouldn’t enjoy a good toke, but these “businesses” are not the way to do it.” Danny Danko says the same thing at High Times, “There are far too many scam artists posting and there’s simply no guarantee you’ll get what you ordered and that you’re not giving over your information to law enforcement or hackers.”
So, you want to trust in fully certified medical cannabis dispensaries, something you can certainly confirm online. Online also allows you than chance to review testimonials and reviews of their performance and quality.
Ordering online also provides alternatives for medical marijuana patients. Good and valid sources let you order edibles, extracts, oils, and other cannabis products.
Various states will likely expand the online and delivery access to medical marijuana in the years ahead. With Attorney General Jeff Sessions rattling his swords, it appears no one is stepping up to challenge the status quo. So, regardless of the standing in Colorado and California, the experience in Canada may decide the future.