If you live in a legal state, finding weed nearby is simple. If you’re in one of the grey-area or illegal states, it’s going to be much harder to find weed safely and legally. But there are some options you can try.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to find weed where you live using the three primary sources — online, retail dispensaries, and the black market. You’ll learn why the black market should be avoided and what weed alternatives you can try if weed isn’t legal where you live.
Where to Buy Weed in “Legal” States
If you are buying weed for recreational purposes, you can purchase it from your local dispensaries.
Remember, state governments usually impose age restrictions to weed users. Whether this method is available depends on the laws in your state.
Currently, the states with open recreational marijuana laws include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, and Washington DC.
The rest of the states won’t have legal recreational dispensaries, so you’ll have to follow one of the other methods outlined below.
Where to Buy Weed in “Medicinal” States
You need to hold a valid medical marijuana card if you live in a state with a medical marijuana program. You can obtain this card by first consulting with a physician.
This doctor will determine your eligibility and answer any questions you may have regarding medical marijuana treatment.
The next step is to visit a local medical marijuana dispensary. In most cases, there will be one or two specific dispensaries suggested to you based on where you live once you receive your marijuana card.
You won’t be able to make any purchases from these shops without a valid (not expired) medical card.