How Easy Is It To Buy Cannabis Online In The UK?
How easy is it to buy cannabis online in the UK? Very easy.
You’ve probably heard of people buying weed on the mysterious ‘Dark Web’. You might be aware that it can be purchased via Instagram, even. But did you know there are some websites on the clear net (the regular internet) that you can buy it from?
And I don’t mean hemp or CBD oil. I’m talking THC-rich buds, oil, paste, edibles, concentrates – you name it…
But wait, isn’t cannabis illegal still in the UK?
Cannabis is still very much illegal. While police forces up and down the country are taking a softer approach to cannabis crimes, this is largely down to lack of resources and funding rather than a relaxation in the law.
Medical cannabis has been legal since November 2018. However, it’s still rarely prescribed, almost impossible to get hold of without flying to Holland, and costs a tonne.
However, THC-rich cannabis is also widely available in the UK. And if you don’t have (or want to have) local connections, the internet is your best bet.
Where can you by weed online in the UK?
Here’re your options:
1. The ‘Darknet’
The ‘Darknet’ (or ‘Dark Web’/‘Deep Web’) is a term that refers to a collection of websites that cannot be found by using traditional search engines or visited by using traditional browsers, like Windows, Chrome or Firefox.
To access this encrypted network, you have to download an encryption tool known as Tor Browser. Tor protects your privacy online and allows you to browse the ‘dark web’ with anonymity.
You’ll also need to buy Bitcoin, which is a cryptocurrency that you’ll use to make your purchases. Paxful is the one of the easiest websites to buy bitcoin on.
Popular places to buy cannabis on the dark web include Medicine Man UK and Empire Market. Addresses for both can be found with a bit of googling.
While this sounds very confusing, the truth is that buying weed using the Darknet is now a reasonably simple process that anyone can master in a few hours.
And when they do, it’s like walking into a virtual cannabis dispensary with countless professional vendors waiting to fulfil your needs with a massive choice of products.
Yep, along with pictures of pugs and shimmering sunsets on everyone’s favourite photo-sharing app, weed dealers lurk.
Of course, there are many scammers out there waiting to take your money.
Ideally you would want a recommendation from someone who can vouch for the vendor. You can also try to find profiles with a good number of followers and authentic engagement.
Once you learn the intricacies of Instagram, you’ll soon realise what an active cannabis community there is present on the platform.
Look for pictures like this on Instagram
3. Regular websites/online shops
We’ve recently come across a surface web market place with an escrow system, great vendors and even better community called Little Biggy.
Little Biggy hosts a number of vendors all selling a variety of mostly cannabis products, including many types of hash, Cali Weed, Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) and more.
There seems to be a good number of anonymous businesses operating on the platform, many with reassuring guarantees and public reviews clearly displayed in their virtual shops.
There are many websites out there that are just waiting to take your money and not send you anything in return. In fact, we often get messages from people (who are often in poor health and are turning to cannabis in desperation) who have been fleeced out of hundreds of pounds by these scammers.
Therefore, check this list to find out which websites you need to avoid.
Is it safe to buy weed online in the UK?
Until it’s legal, buying weed off the internet does carry some risk. However, it’s small.
Orders are sent discreetly in smell-proof packaging. Even if they weren’t, sniffer dogs are rarely seen in Post Offices and, last we heard, workers are advised to deliver post even if they smell or suspect it contains cannabis. –
(This could of course change at any time and offices may have different procedures.)
Not only that, our country’s overworked and under-funded police force has better things to do than operate sting operations as you collect the post in your pyjamas.
So, in this technical age, it would appear that cannabis is more widely available in the UK than ever before. And that’s despite the recent so-called legalisation of the medical use of cannabis.
CBD is the non-psychotropic cannabinoid cousin of THC. While it won’t get you high, it does offer anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and ant-psychotic properties.
And the CBD revolution is in full steam in the UK, with one of the newest and most popular products on the market being CBD flower.
While it may look like regular weed, CBD flower is non-psychoactive as it contains very little THC.
CBD flower is generally legally-grown hemp flower. It is currently being sold openly online and in vape shops around the country.
The dangers of cannabis
While there is no doubt that cannabis is a miraculous medicine that has huge value to society, let’s not be blind to the risks and dangers associated with cannabis use.
Like any mind-altering substance, cannabis can be abused. It can also be very habit-forming and lead to addiction. I know because I have experienced a problematic relationship with cannabis myself.
And although abusing cannabis is nowhere near as harmful as the overuse of tobacco, alcohol or countless other widely available drugs (including pharmaceutical medicines), risks exist.
These risks mainly include negative effects on mental health, such as increased anxiety and paranoia. However, lack of motivation and dependence are also common.
There are many ways to reduce these risks – such as using CBD alongside THC, dry herb vaping rather than smoking, and taking regular breaks.
I discuss these methods in detail in my book, Overcoming Weed Dependence: The Truth About Addiction And The Secret To A Healthy Relationship With Cannabis, along with many other practical tips that will enable anyone to cultivate a healthy relationship with cannabis
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About Jack Woodhouse
A passionate cannabis proponent, Jack has been immersed in cannabis culture for over a decade. He launched High & Polite in 2017 and has since reached millions of people. He is the author of Overcoming Weed Dependence: The Truth About Addiction And The Secret To A Healthy Relationship With Cannabis
52 Comments on “How Easy Is It To Buy Cannabis Online In The UK?”
Hi, Thanks for all your info on this page Jack, I have successfully managed to get deliveries from weedzy & MMUK, MMUK I used 1st & when they didn’t have stock the next time I did my research & found weedzy. Couldn’t fault either of them, both arrived in 2/3 days. Well chuffed! Will definitely be using both of these sites in future.
The only thing I had trouble with was paxful, it seemed to complicated for me so I joined coinbase & found it much easier to buy bitcoin from there.
I tried weedzy… Its a scam.. Can’t say any more..
Very easy. This article will tell you everything you need to know…