EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING CANNABIS ONLINE
FIRST THINGS FIRST: IS IT LEGAL TO BUY CANNABIS ONLINE?
Short answer: yes.
In most of the country, buying cannabis online can only be done through a Government Provincial Retailer.
Every province has its own regulatory body, and, under Canada’s Cannabis Control Act, they have the authority to sell cannabis online and deliver it via Canada Post right to your front door. The process isn’t that much different than most other online shopping experiences; it can be incredibly convenient, and, depending on where you live and what you’re ordering, incredibly quick, too.
WHO CAN SELL CANNABIS ONLINE?
If you Google “online cannabis stores in Canada” you’ll find that there are countless other websites offering to sell and deliver cannabis products to you. In most provinces, if they aren’t a Government Provincial Retailer, it’s illegal for them to do so—and illegal for you to purchase.
ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR BUYING CANNABIS ONLINE?
Yes. Buying cannabis online comes with the same restrictions as buying it in a store.
Most provinces across Canada have an age restriction that requires you to be a minimum of 19 years old. Without meeting the minimum age requirements you won’t be allowed to purchase cannabis products online or enter the online cannabis stores.
HOW DOES BUYING WEED ONLINE WORK?
The ability to purchase cannabis products online is more convenient than ever.
If purchasing from a licensed retailer, you can order from the comfort of your own home and have it discretely delivered to your door. There are age gates that need you to verify that you meet the minimum age requirements. Once verified, your purchase will be made using an SSL encryption that collects online payments through a secure processing method.
Once the order is processed, depending on if you’re ordering locally or not, your package will be delivered directly to your house. If ordered locally, you can expect your order in a couple of hours, if shopped across Canada it may take a couple of days.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY WEED IN OTTAWA?
The OZ Store has 3 locations in the Ottawa area. We have a wide variety of cannabis products that are licensed, affordable, and are ready to be delivered.
TIPS FOR BUYING CANNABIS ONLINE
We suggest that you do your research and compare the prices of cannabis products on different websites. This will help find the best value and the best quality cannabis products. Be wary of extremely low prices, it might be a scam or the quality will not be great.
UNDERSTAND THE VALUE
It’s important to know what you’re looking for. Make sure to get all the necessary information to make an informed purchasing decision. There are a lot of different strains and products available, so do your homework!
CHECK DELIVERY GUIDELINES
A licensed cannabis dispensary should have their shipping, delivery, and return policy guidelines on their website. This will help determine the legitimacy of a dispensary and help you get your products delivered to your home.
BUY FROM A LICENSED DISPENSARY
This goes without question, it is the best way to ensure that your product is genuine, that your money is safe, and that your information is private. We strongly advise against buying cannabis from non-licensed distributors.
USE A CREDIT CARD
The easiest way to keep track of payments and make any financial disputes if necessary is by paying via a credit card. Buying with debit, gift cards, and crypto does offer the same level of protection and security.