Across the country, people are wondering what to expect when placing a marijuana order from an online weed store in Canada once it’s legal in mid-2018.
In anticipation, we’re going to answer the most common questions about online orders including:
- Will it be legal to place a marijuana order online in Canada?
- Will an ID be required?
- Are they going to accept credit cards?
- How much can I buy at a time?
- What about shipping regulations?
- What should I keep in mind my first time using weed?
- Can I accidentally overdose on weed?
- Are edibles better than smoking?
- Is it best to smoke, eat edibles, or use a vaporizer?
- Which strain is the best?
Both experienced and new smokers are wondering the answers to these questions.
Experienced cannabis users want to know when they can legally go online to make their purchases, to simplify ordering (and avoid the long trek to their local shop).
However, there are also first-time buyers who will undoubtedly try it because it’s legal… they can without fear of stormtroopers breaking down their door.
No matter who you are or how much experience you have, make sure you know the facts before buying weed online.
Legally Placing a Marijuana Order Online in Canada
When placing a marijuana order from an online weed store in Canada, buyers should expect the medical marijuana suppliers to be licensed by Health Canada.
This will not change once things go recreational. These medical marijuana suppliers are in the best position to efficiently and legally manage the intense demand forecasted.
Will ID be Required?
Currently, those who purchase from medical marijuana suppliers must have a dispensary membership card.
Once people can place a marijuana order from an online weed store Canada, no one will need the card, but the buyer must be at least 18 years of age.
More information on minimum age limits will be set by each province.
Likely, some form of advance ID/age verification will take place and credit cards will be helpful for verification.
Marijuana suppliers are responsible for making sure buyers are of the legal age. Penalties and fines from Health Canada can be costly and bad for the sellers reputation.
Will They Accept Credit Cards for Payment?
Just as most stores already accept credit cards for purchases made by dispensary members, they will certainly accept credit cards online (in addition to other payment options).
Will Online Weed Stores Limit Purchase Quantities?
As for recreational quantities, the Cannabis Act specifies that the maximum possession amount is 30 grams.
However, that’s 30 grams of bud – nothing yet about edibles or oils, so there could still be some tweaking to that part of the law.
Since recreational weed legalization is not anticipated until July 2018, the law-makers have time to decide.
Will it be Legal to Ship From Online Weed Stores Canada?
Shipping marijuana orders from online weed stores within Canada, whether existing medical marijuana suppliers or newly developed companies, will likely be a matter of preference.
The Cannabis Act only restricts shipment of marijuana across national borders.
As long as the shipments are within Canada, the main regulations are for a supplier to ensure the age and quantities are within the limits of the law.
Therefore, some will pay to have it shipped from their preferred producer, others will purchase closer to home.
Planning Your First Marijuana Order
Has anyone ever overdosed on weed?
So, when weed is legal, you want to give it a try. Cool. But worried you’ll overdo it?
A well-known fact is that no one has ever overdosed on marijuana.
You just cant.
However, as with any substance which is new to the body, reactions among users differ.
These reactions are more likely to occur among first-time users. Some become paranoid or let anxiety send them to emergency centres.
The first time you smoke or vape cannabis, you may experience euphoria, relaxation, extreme relaxation, anxiety, paranoia, the giggles, or even nothing.
Yep, some people just don’t get high. Too bad for them.
The most important thing to remember is that contrary to urban legends, it is not possible to become addicted to marijuana.
Smoking too much weed is not possible, but if you feel you have overdone it a tad, just relax and enjoy the sensation.
It will pass and you will be fine.
For those with such fears, the best thing to do is start with cannabis containing low THC levels.
Most medical marijuana suppliers provide a variety of THC and CBD levels. If you try a strain and feel really overwhelmed, eat spicy foods, citrus fruit, or drink some cold water.
It will all be okay within an hour.
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Are Edibles Better than Smoking Cannabis?
Now that’s a loaded question! Some say yes, some say no. It’s just a matter of taste… literally.
Now, whether edibles will be available from online weed stores Canada, we do not know. There is little talk about them becoming legal.
Edibles and oils have come a long way over the years. Old-school edibles used to be as simple as grinding marijuana up and adding it to brownies or dipping a nice bud in butter and caramel, then eating it whole.
Today, edibles include gummy bears, suckers, cookies, and so many other sweet treats!
The key difference between then and now is that, today, THC oils and extracts make edibles so the creations are extremely less limited.
However, little beats a good old-fashioned joint, so most people still have dried bud on hand.
Is it Best to Smoke, Eat Edibles, or Use a Vaporizer?
For the sake of your lungs, it is best to eat edibles or vape.
These options do not require you to actually burn the bud. Therefore, the tar associated with smoking a joint is not present.
This reduces the chance of getting a sore throat and keeps your lungs in optimal condition.
Still “best” is a loaded term because what is considered best by some is not by others.
The way you consume weed is simply a personal choice.
Some people don’t like the body high they get from edibles. Others prefer stronger effects than they can get through the vape.
However, most doctors would recommend edibles over smoking, simply to avoid the damage to your lungs.
Without a doubt, medical marijuana suppliers will soon carry an abundance of options online.
Which strain is the best?
There are literally hundreds of strains available online.
Search for strains based on your own medical conditions or weed flavor preference such as fruity, sweet, or pine.
Everyone is different and has different needs. Do what suits your own body and mind.
Most stoners are probably going to run out and try them all… eventually.
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