Your Guide To Buying Weed In Ontario
Legalization Day in Canada has arrived, so every cannabis lover is undoubtedly awaiting the early reviews from the marketplace. I jumped right into the deep end on day one and you’re going to reap the benefits. We’re going to take a look at where to buy marijuana in Ontario, the process involved, what kinds of items you can buy, and some other things that you should know ahead of time.
How Do I Buy Weed In Ontario?
Alright, so the first thing you need to know is where you are can buy marijuana. You can’t just walk into the nearest dispensary and purchase a few grams of marijuana. Unfortunately right now there are no brick and mortar retail stores, although they are scheduled to arrive in April of 2019. As of right now, if you want to purchase some weed, then you have to go to the single, centralized website government-owned website: OCS.ca (Ontario Cannabis Store). This is the the only place you can buy marijuana legally until next year.
This website is a place where you can buy marijuana and have it delivered to your address as long as you meet the requirements. First, you have to be at least 19 years old. Second, your address must be in Ontario; they will not deliver to any other Province. Third, the maximum amount of marijuana that you are able to purchase during any order is 30g.
The website has a total of four major sections. There are two sections where you can examine products. One is for all the different types of marijuana and it is labeled “Cannabis”. The other is for the “Accessories”, and is a place where you can get bongs, vaporizers, papers, trays, and everything of that nature.
While the website is a marketplace, it is also there to help educate people. The website contains an FAQ section and a section called “Learn”. Both of these sections are there to inform you about everything from legalization to how cannabis can impact a person. Alright, now that you are familiar with the site, let’s take a look at how some of the other aspects of the purchasing experience.
What’s It Like Buying Off The Website?
So, after you sign on to the site, you will be asked to verify your age. From there, the site is open to you completely. You can take a look at the different sections I detailed above, and then find what you want to purchase. You can filter your search by the plant type, THC & CBD, and Terpenes so you have a better idea of what you are getting.
Now, you are going to run into an interesting element of the site when you purchase marijuana. The packaging is a bland, almost-monotone box that does not actually feature a picture of the product you are buying.
In fact, all it features is the name of the product, the plant type, THC percent, CBD percent, and the Terpenes. Yet, if you’re hoping to admire the coloration, you’re out of luck. Still, the description tries to paint a vivid picture of color and scent before you buy. On a side note, one nice thing about the purchasing portion of the website is that it tracks how much you have added to your checkout. That way you will know when you hit the 30g limit.
Once you decide what you would like to buy, you are free to go to the checkout portion of the website. You have to enter an email, contact information, and a shipping address. Once again, the address has to be in the Ontario province. From there, you enter the shipping method that you want. Right now, you get to choose the shipping method that you desire, but the fact is that there is a huge demand now. The site is expecting orders to be delivered in one to five business days, which isn’t really all that bad all things considered.
Finally, you have to enter your payment information. It is important to know that the only methods of payment that are presently accepted are Visa or MasterCard. You can also use prepaid cards for either of those companies if you want your information to remain secure. There is a $5 flat fee for delivery throughout the entire province of Ontario.
When the product is delivered, you have to have someone there to sign for the delivery. Also they must be 19 or over and have identification. Aside from that, you will be able to enjoy your weed anywhere that cigarette smoking is permitted which makes Ontario the most relaxed Province for where you can consume cannabis!
What Do They Have For Sale Right Now?
As I’ve said, they break the purchases down into two sections: Cannabis and Accessories. For cannabis, they have dried flowers, oils and capsules, and pre-rolled joints. Right now, they have 50 different types of flower, five types of oils and capsules, and six different pre-rolled joints. I decided to take some time and make my first purchase using the website so you can see what I got.
The marijuana comes in a wide variety, so I decided to purchase a whole bunch and try some new things. After all, there are many suppliers for the OCS.ca website, and I wanted to see exactly how good they were. I managed to purchase Pink Kush by San Rafael and Ghost Train Haze by Aurora at 3.5g each. I was also able to purchase Reflect by Cove, City Lights by Edison and Casablanca by Edison, all at 1g each. Beyond that I was able to get my hands on Solar Power by Symbl and then God Bud, White Widow, Wappa, White Shark, Shiskaberry all by Redececan. Just for the sake of trying as much as we could, I topped off the order with Shishkaberry by Vertical.
My order complete, I took a look at the accessories just to make sure that I had everything that I needed. I finalized the purchase, used a Visa prepaid card for the sake of privacy, and completed my order. With everything finished, the order was shipped. Overall, the process is quick and simple for ordering marijuana; you just have to make sure that you are going to be home to get your order. Otherwise, you are going to have to go to the local Canada Post to pick it up which can put a damper on your afternoon.
What Else Should I Know?
Alright, now that we have covered some of the buying process, most of the things that you can buy, and the site, it is time to take a look at some of the other things that you should keep in mind. For example, the first thing that most people want to know is price. Basically, you can find some of the moderately priced grams for $10.00 -15.00. That price can go up or down based on the quality of the product you are getting.
One of the frequent questions that are asked about buying weed online is how much is the price different from buying on the black market. Well, based on what we have seen, the price of weed on the site is about 30% higher than black market. Of course, this comes with better quality, a buying guarantee, and the fact that it is completely legal. Aside from the price, there are some other things that you will need to keep in mind.
For example, the website is very active right now. Essentially, you will be very hard pressed to find every strain that is available in every amount that the site lists. So, you might not be able to get the 3.5g or 1g in every single strain. Even though I was on the site hours after the launch, I was not able to get everything that I wanted in the amount that I wanted. This is just something to keep in mind. The first few months are going to be hectic as the industry adjusts to the amount of people on the site.
Finally, the last thing that you are going to have to remember is to do your research. The site lists all of the different THC and CBD percentages. Make sure you understand the strength of the product before you purchase it to ensure that you get exactly what you need from your weed.
Final Thoughts On Buying Weed In Ontario
All in all, the launch of the marijuana purchasing website for Ontario was far smoother than many people anticipated. It has strict guidelines in place, a rich variety of products that you can purchase, and remains rather affordable. There is a lot of weed, oils, and pre-rolls along with accessories that you can buy. The site is smooth and user friendly, so you can count on being able to purchase your products quickly and easily.
The website remains the only place that you are going to be able to buy marijuana until April, but we could certainly do a lot worse for places to buy. Everything is sortable, filtered, and comes with a lot of information. Yet, in April, we will see more stores opening up for you to purchase. With all of this in mind, you can go ahead and start making weed purchases at your own pace.