The legalization of marijuana in Canada has exploded the cannabis industry!
Now with more people comfortably and safely enjoying the recreational use of weed, people are starting to take advantage of having their products conveniently delivered to their doorstep.
While the use of marijuana is nothing new, the option to have products legally delivered is a recent phenomenon. With anything new, however, comes many questions about how it works.
Are you looking to have your cannabis delivered to your home? Here are some burning questions you may have and the answers you are looking for.
Are Cannabis Deliveries Legal?
When it comes to having your weed delivered, privately-owned cannabis retailers are not allowed to deliver their products to the consumer through delivery drivers (except for in the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan).
The exception being if you are a medical marijuana user and having the product delivered directly from a licensed producer.
Otherwise, you would have to have legal cannabis delivered to you from a provincially-owned dispensary or order your marijuana products online from a licensed retailer if the AGCO permits it.
What Are the Different Types of Delivery Options?
If you do live in a province where local cannabis shops are allowed to have their products delivered, they will usually do so through the use of delivery drivers.
Otherwise, your local and licensed dispensary will use a delivery service such as Canada Post or another delivery company to offer same-day and express delivery.
When you purchase your cannabis products online, the order is typically shipped and delivered via Canada Post.
Are Cannabis Delivery Services Safe?
Yes, cannabis delivery services are safe! Delivery services are required to follow regulations, such as COVID-19 protocols, when it comes to bringing you your marijuana products.
When selecting a legal cannabis delivery service, the delivery provider will deliver discreetly to maintain your privacy while purchasing these products. Your purchases must be contained in unmarked packaging and delivery drivers do not operate vehicles with any sort of markings or logos.
How Can I Find Marijuana Delivery Services in My Area?
There’s a great online tool called WeedMaps that allows you to search for dispensaries in your area that also deliver recreational marijuana products.
When you go to the site, click on the search box, select “Dispensaries”, and enter your location. You can also use this tool to find local dispensaries even if they don’t deliver.
Plus, the site is a wealth of information when it comes to types of cannabis, brands, and strains as well as education material such as the legal status of marijuana and how certain products will affect your body.
Do I Have to Be Home to Receive My Order?
When it comes to ordering through a provincially-owned dispensary, you are required to be home and provide a valid government-issued photo ID to prove you are 19 years of age or older.
If you are not home, the delivery person will leave you a notice card directing you to a nearby Canada Post Office where you can pick up your order.
Online orders tend to work a little differently since they are mailed by privately-owned shops in unmarked packages. These may be left in your mailbox or on your doorstep.
Can Someone Else Accept My Cannabis Products?
This all depends on local rules and regulations but, generally, as long as the individual receiving the package can prove they are 19 years of age or older, they can accept the package.
Be sure to check with your province’s laws to verify the rules. Some provinces may require that the person receiving the package be the same person on the address label.
Can Weed Be Shipped Through the Mail?
We’ve kind of already answered this one but let’s look into Canada Post’s process for mailing weed in more detail:
Cannabis products can be sent within Canada between adults of legal age – but the shipments have to follow federal, provincial, and municipal government regulations.
When it comes to the packaging, it must be odor-proof and tamper-proof with leak-proof inner and outer packaging. The outer packaging must also be anonymous without any marking that indicates what is in the package.
As this is only a quick summary, be sure to check their website for updates and details.
How Can I Safely Purchase Marijuana Products Online?
When you opt to purchase your cannabis products online, you have to be very careful that you are ordering from a legal and reputable retailer.
Before you make your purchase, pay attention to the following:
Your Questions About Cannabis Delivery – Answered!
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