Buy Weed Online: Can You Legally Order Cannabis on The Internet?
The move to legalize or decriminalize marijuana is sweeping the country. Most states have approved marijuana for recreational or medical use. In states where it’s not legal, a cannabinoid derivative — delta 8 THC — is proving to be more than just a good alternative to weed.
In fact, many people prefer the less intense “high” of delta 8 THC to marijuana.
So, what is delta 8, where is it legal, and where can you buy it? This article tells you all you need to know.
What’s the Legal Status of Marijuana?
The federal government classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 controlled substance or that it “has no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”
In other words, it’s kind of illegal, kind of legal.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) says one in ten adults who use marijuana become addicted. The potential for abuse pales compared to the rest of the Schedule 1 drugs, including heroin, meth, quaaludes, ecstasy, and bath salts.
Although marijuana is still illegal as far as the feds are concerned, this does not stop individual states from passing legislation to legalize marijuana for recreational or medical purposes, and many have done just that. Many others have legislation pending to either legalize or decriminalize it, says Dustin Marin in a recent article published on We Be High. Here is a list of states where marijuana is legal for recreational use:
States Where Marijuana Is Legal for Recreational Use
In most states where recreational marijuana use is legal, the only restriction is you must be at least 21 to buy it. However, each state and city has laws governing the amount you can purchase, how much you can have at home or in your possession, and where you can smoke. Make sure you’re familiar with the guidelines for where you live.
Medical marijuana is another story. To participate in the medical marijuana program, you must have a medical marijuana card. The state issues this card upon the recommendation of a licensed physician. Here are the states where marijuana is approved for medical use only:
States Where Marijuana Is Legal for Medical Use Only
Marijuana is also legal for medical use only in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and legal for recreational use in Guam.
In order to receive a recommendation for medical marijuana use from a doctor, you must have at least one of the qualifying conditions listed by your state. These conditions vary from state to state. However, some are common to every state’s list. They include:
Epilepsy and seizure disorders
The registration fee for a medical marijuana card can cost you as little as $25 or as much as $250, depending on where you live, and is submitted with the application. If you want to grow your weed, the license will cost you an additional $100 or so.
Can I Buy Weed Online?
The short answer is yes. If you live in a state where weed is legal for recreational or medical purposes, you can indeed buy it online. However, some conditions do apply. For example, you must purchase it from a vendor who is state-licensed. Weed is illegal to ship across state lines.
Also, in all probability, you’ll have to pick it up. Very few vendors send it to your home address because most shipping companies won’t deliver it.
There is an abundance of online weed vendors in every state where it’s legal. Not all of them are looking out for your best interest, so make sure your potential vendor is licensed. This guarantees the vendor has met strict quality-control standards.
Delta 8 is gaining popularity partly because of its accessibility. Not only is it legal in most states, but it can be ordered online and delivered to your home.