Modern life has its drawbacks, but legal weed delivery is not one of them.
In 2022, millions of Americans now have access to the world’s cleanest, strongest, most fragrant cannabis ever grown—all from a click of a cursor or mobile phone tap on Leafly’s newly launched Delivery portal—available via iOS app, or web.
Still, new consumers consistently report being mystified by this new life option. They’re used to either calling their guy, or going into a licensed store for the dispensary experience.
Longtime delivery service operator Zachary Pitts of Goddess Delivers said the most common question he gets is, “‘Is this really real? Can we actually get it legally delivered to our home and it’s fine and it all works and it’s great weed?’”
“And we’re like, ‘100%.’”
Here’s how to streamline your life, and save time and money with Leafly’s latest weed delivery service.
Wait, is buying weed for delivery legal?
Yup. Six states allow it under legalization laws. A list of states with legal delivery is below. Weed delivery is safe and secure.
How do you use Leafly weed delivery?
Delivery cannabis works a lot like delivery pizza, or an Amazon order. Generally, you place an online order or a phone order to a licensed store. Then, you get a confirmation email or text, as well as a delivery time. When the delivery arrives, you show your ID, sign, pay with cash, and take your goods. Some places take debit cards—it depends.
Here are the basic steps:
1. Go to Leafly’s Delivery Portal—it shows you what’s on tap from places that deliver in your area. It’s located at www.leafly.com/delivery on your mobile or desktop browsers, or in the Leafly iOS app.
2. Pick out stuff you like. It goes in your bag in the top right corner of your browser window.
3. Check out. Expect to provide typical personal info, similar to alcohol delivery: proof of age; address; delivery window, etc. Some places take debit cards—but cash rules everything around me anyways.
4. Sit back and track your order. You’ll get texts and emails confirming your order, as well as updates. Now’s the time to clean your bong.
5. Receive your herb. Have cash and ID ready at your door.* Feel free to tip.
Why should I use Leafly delivery?
Popular search engines or other cannabis finder sites like Yelp often do not perform due diligence on whether or not a store is actually licensed.
That’s important because unlicensed stores carry untested products, which often contain labeling errors, and impurities. For example, four in five illegal vape pens failed purity testing in 2019.
Leafly Delivery lets you quickly browse and buy legally. Choose among multiple delivery services competing on price, operating hours, delivery times, minimum orders, service areas, menu selection, menu emphasis, and degree of customer service.
Unlike illicit couriers, licensed delivery services, for example, follow dozens of pages of regulations. They must protect user data, as well as deter robbery by limiting vehicle inventories and locking products. The drivers also have to be licensed, badged, and can’t use cannabis on the job.
Furthermore, state cannabis regulations, like Colorado’s for example, also contain security requirements including cannabis tracking, as well as rules like no deliveries after 9 pm.
What do I need to order recreational weed delivery?
You need a computer or mobile phone, a valid ID, and enough cash or debit card funds. You’ll also need a non-government delivery address.
Do I need my ID to get weed delivery?
Yes, you must be age 21 or old. Check that expiration date to make sure your driver’s license is valid. A passport works, too.
How much does weed delivery cost?
Delivery fees can vary from $0 to under $20 dollars depending on the service and your order size. Many places will have minimum order limits of say $60. The typical purchase runs from $75 to $100.
How long does weed delivery take?
It can happen the same hour, or day, or the next day, depending on the delivery service you choose. They’ll give you a delivery time, or let you choose a delivery time window.
How much should I expect to pay in taxes for weed delivery?
At least state sales taxes and cannabis excise taxes, and often more. It depends on the state sales tax and excise tax, as well as any city taxes. For example, Los Angeles has a 10% local tax, on top of the state’s 15% excise and 7.25% base sales tax.
Do I need my medical marijuana card to get weed delivery?
Nope, not in adult-use states with legal delivery. You only need to be age 21 or up with a valid ID.
But having a doctor’s note or a state ID card can result in savings on local and state sales taxes and cannabis use taxes.
If you are in a medical-only state, then yes, you’ll need a doctor’s note and sometimes a state ID card to get delivery medical cannabis.
What do I need to order get medical cannabis delivered?
The same as above, plus either a doctor’s recommendation or a state medical marijuana identification card. Your delivery service will ask you.
How much should I tip cannabis couriers?
Tipping is optional but always appreciated. Twenty percent is always nice if you get great service.
Where are cannabis deliveries legal?
Several medical and adult-use cannabis states allow cannabis deliveries. Canadian legalization also uses delivery fulfillment.
Six states have adult-use cannabis delivery:
- California has about 300 licensed delivery services serving the entire state
- Oregon has limited delivery options based on local law
- Maine has legalized delivery services
- Nevada has 24-hour marijuana delivery in 2022
- Massachusetts has legalized delivery, and it’s operational
- Michigan is allowing adult-use delivery
Twelve states have legal medical cannabis delivery:
- New Mexico
- New Jersey
- North Dakota