The market for CBD and cannabis products continues to grow at an amazing rate, with more suppliers and retailers coming into the picture. This is down to a few very important factors: one is that CBD oil and other products have been legalized in all US states in at least some form, and in some states it is now legal to purchase and supply up to an ounce of cannabis. It’s worth checking state law before you buy, however, as the law does differ throughout the USA.
For many people, the best and most convenient way to buy CBD oil, tinctures, gummies and other cannabis-related products is to purchase from one of the many online retailers. Note that, for these to be legal they have to be licensed according to the laws of the state.
There are also other requirements for a CBD product to be legal in all states of the USA: it has to be made from ‘Industrial Hemp’ – a particular strain of cannabis – and to contain under 0.3% of THC, which is the psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant.
Choosing a Legal Online Dispensary
Now let’s talk a little more about cannabis, rather than CBD, and where to buy it legally. The first thing we will say is that you simply must check the law in the state you live, or in that you intend to buy cannabis. We have found an excellent resource that lists the top 10 cannabis shops and also has information on the legal situation in both the USA and provinces of Canada, so you should check it out before you buy.
While you’re there, you can also check out the top 10 suppliers – a little more on those from us in a moment – and find one that suits you. Also important is that in some states you can only purchase cannabis with the required medical certificate. In these states, it cannot be purchased for recreational use. In other states, you may find that while you are permitted to purchase small amounts for your own use, home delivery is not permitted: you must buy from a government licenced dispensary.
Be aware also that in a few states – California, Nevada and Oregon are a few of note – it is entirely legal to order your recreational use cannabis online, and to have it delivered by post. In other states, this is only permitted where the delivery is ‘medical marijuana’. Before we talk about the best shops, you should also know that the law is slowly changing in most states, and in some it is now permissible to grow up to 6 cannabis plants at home – again, you must check the law in your state.
The Top 10 Cannabis Shops
The site we linked to above tells you about the top cannabis shops in the states where online delivery is above board and legal, and also goes into some of the different requirements. For example, in every state where the use of recreational cannabis has been legalized, you must be 12 or over to purchase and use it.
Other differences come in the form of how much you can possess: an example – in Colorado, you can have up to an ounce legally, while in Maine, that figure is 2.5 ounces. It can get complex in some states, so this website is a must when it comes to learning about legal dispensaries, including how you are allowed to pay and delivery or collection methods.
It’s sensible to keep a close eye on the law in the state you live in, as there are developments taking place constantly thanks to the understanding that cannabis is actually a medically beneficial plant.