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A Safer Way to Buy Medical Marijuana Online

By Danyal Swan December 21, 2019

Is it okay to buy medical marijuana online?

The allure of convenience and cut-price deals on e-commerce stores is sometimes difficult to resist. But there is a good reason that the states that have legalized medical cannabis offer list of certified dispensaries.

Not all sellers of cannabis are government-certified. And not all legally operating dispensaries are created equal, especially since cannabis-testing labs for regulating cannabis products are still in the works by the local government.

Nevertheless, it’s good to know that many marijuana businesses have taken the initiative to have their products tested and qualified to ensure customers that they are receiving safe and high-quality medication.

So, is it okay to buy medical marijuana online in stats where it's legal?  Yes, if the following are true:

  • You live in the state and you’re not having it shipped out-of-state (which would make it illegal).
  • You’re buying from a government-certified medical cannabis dispensary.
  • And even better, if the shop personnel can guide you with your purchase, provide the right dosage, and assure you of uncontaminated, lab tested medication.

But how can you ensure the requirements are legit? The answer is pretty straightforward: get to know your marijuana dispensary before buying.

Wellness Advisors Equipped to Guide You

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A good dispensary should have a team that will help you get started, guide you as you explore your options, and provide recommendations based on what medical benefits you are after.

There are many different ways to ingest marijuana—you can smoke, inhale, or eat it, and you can even apply it on your skin, or use liquid drops under your tongue. Thus, the range of product options might surprise you at first—infusions, tinctures, extracts, topicals, flowers, and more. Not only that, the potency and how quickly each product works also vary.

Whether you’re buying online or in their shop, don’t hesitate to require thoughtful customer service from your dispensary. If they can’t provide you with guidance and clarity, then don’t be afraid to try the next one on your list.

Right Dosage Through Accurate Labels

To reap the best medical benefits of marijuana, you want to get the right dosage of CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), two types of cannabis compounds. Each of these has its medical benefits.

However, according to a study published by JAMA, 69 percent of cannabis products bought online provide inaccurate dosage labels. For CBD, around 25 percent contained higher, and 42 percent lower, dosages. Other samples contained significant amounts of THC.

As a rule, you don’t want to under-dose on CBD because it can become medically ineffective, whereas overdosing on it has no reported adverse effects. But you want to avoid overdosing on THC. This compound helps alleviate pain but it has a psychoactive component; THC is what makes people feel "high".

Uncontaminated, Lab-tested Marijuana Medication

cannabis-laboratoryLastly, like any organic product, cannabis medication can be prone to contamination by pesticides, mold, bacteria, solvents, and metals. Fortunately, marijuana businesses have taken self-imposed quality control with the help of third-party laboratories.

These marijuana testing companies provide dispensaries stringent purity tests to ensure that their products are uncontaminated and healthy for medical use.

Buying Safe, High-quality Marijuana Online

Be discerning when choosing where to buy marijuana online. Choose a government-certified dispensary that can guide you through their premium-quality products.

At Zen Leaf Dispensaries, you can rest assured that our quality standards are stringent and trustworthy. Please ask us any questions you may have about getting started on medical marijuana or continuing your current medication. Our products can be purchased online if you find that more convenient.

Visit our cannabis legal hub for a current list of medical marijuana needs in your state.

Digital Content Manager for MÜV Florida and Zen Leaf Dispensaries. A cannabis connoisseur with a passion for explaining the miraculous possibility of the plant, Swan began her journey with cannabis as a recreational user and quickly realized its positive impact on her depression and severe anxiety. She joined the cannabis industry as Receptionist and MedTender and witnessed first-hand the immense potential of the plant for a wide variety of ailments, deepening her passion for alternative medicine. Swan is dedicated to self-education on the plant and sharing its potential with all. She holds a Journalism degree from the University of Iowa.

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