Is Weed Legal In Canada? – Your Beginner’s Guide To Buying Cannabis

Is weed legal in Canada?

As medical and recreational marijuana establish themselves as a staple among the masses, there are more and more ways to get your hands on some of your favorite buds and bud products. 

And to clear things up, yes, cannabis is legal in Canada.

However, things aren’t nearly as smooth as they should be. The Canadian Government has done its fair share in making recreational cannabis legal, but its offerings often don’t quite cut it when it comes to value and selection.

These days, online markets reign supreme with more and more business going digital every day. Gone are the days of calling your buddy who’s got some green, or hitting the local dispensaries to see if they have your particular strain in stock. 

Nowadays, you have the luxury of ordering your weed online through Mail Order Marijuana sites, and having it delivered directly to your door!

So what are Mail Order Marijuana sites, and how does ordering your weed online compare to going into a dispensary to purchase it there? Keep on reading to find out.

What is Mail Order Marijuana (MOM)?

You can probably already guess by the name, Mail Order Marijuana, is simply recreational or medical marijuana that is ordered to be mailed to your home.

Since the legalization of cannabis in Canada on October 17, 2018, the government has imposed strict rules and regulations with the Cannabis Act. These rules have capped the potential of many legal cannabis products and have made it harder than ever for some people to get the right dose for their needs.

Edibles are now subjected to a 10mg THC limit per product, dried cannabis flower now costs an arm and a leg, and all vape cartridges are required to have a THC warning label. 

While it is true that some regulation and structure are necessary for quality control, it can also easily backfire and make things worse.

Not only have government regulations reduced the selection of products, but they also drove pricing up exponentially. Government dispensaries charge for a 10mg THC edible the same price as a 200mg THC edible from a MOM site.

Why Purchase Cannabis From MOM Sites?

Is weed legal in Canada? - MOMs

We’ve briefly covered some of the reasons why we prefer Mail Order Marijuana to government-run dispensaries, here is a more in-depth look at why we like them so much.

Better Value for Your Money

If there’s one thing that government-run dispensaries are known for, it’s their incredibly high prices. When purchasing from a government dispensary, you can expect to pay around 50 percent more than from your typical MOM site. If you value your spending power with your hard-earned money, Mail Order Marijuana is the way to go.

Larger Selection of Products

As we’ve previously mentioned, government-run dispensaries aren’t known to have the widest range of products. Even though the recent rollout of Cannabis 2.0 products stocked the shelves with newer variants and more interesting varieties, there still is a lot to be desired.

Luckily, Mail Order Marijuana sites are not shackled by these restrictions and can offer even the most cutting-edge cannabis products. That means the latest shatters, rosins, and topicals all available at your fingertips. Whether you’re looking for an edible infused with Manuka honey from New Zealand, or the latest skin smoothing infused-topical, chances are, MOM sites will have it ready to be ordered.

Higher Potency Products

Along with a greater selection to choose from, MOMs have the upper hand in producing much more potent cannabis products. 

Whether you’re someone who enjoys a good edible or some smooth rosin, MOM sites aren’t bound to the regulations of many government dispensaries, and as a result, they can deliver where it counts the most.

Sugar Jack's edibles

For example, have a look at our very own Sugar Jack edibles. When purchasing from the legal dispensary, you’re only able to buy an edible that has a maximum THC content of 5mg per product. 

With Mail Order Marijuana sites, you are buying not only a highly potent product with 200mg THC potency but also a product that’s high quality and incredibly tasty (like our edibles!).

They also come in 11 unique flavors including grape, root beer, strawberry, watermelon, lime, cola, blue raspberry, lime, lemon, mango and orange. At a government dispensary, you won’t be able to find such selection due to limited space and bounding regulations. 


In the world’s current pandemic, getting out of the house just isn’t a viable option for some of us. Especially for those with compromised immune systems who are more susceptible to disease and virus. But just because the pandemic may be keeping you at home, doesn’t mean you’ll have to forgo your weed.

Mail Order Marijuana sites offer cannabis consumers and medical patients a convenient all-in-one shopping experience that can be completed with a simple click of a button.

Some of the Products you Might Come Across


Is weed legal in Canada? - Topicals

From PH balancing skin lotions to moisturizing balms, infused topicals are some of the trendiest cannabis products available on the cannabis market. They can provide localized relief to areas suffering from pain and inflammation, treat mild skin irritations, heal burns, and even enhance sexual pleasure.

Online dispensaries will carry a diverse array of safe and reliable infused topicals that are much more potent than standard government-issued variants.


Is weed legal in Canada? - Rosin

Rosin is an extremely versatile full-melt hash oil taken from the cannabis flower, hash, and or kief. This translucent, viscous gel is mechanically produced without the use of any solvents and is consumed by dabbing. If you’re wondering how rosin compares to its rivals, it can easily hold its own when compared to many other solvent-based extracts.

Depending on how the rosin is extracted, it can also be classified as a full-spectrum extract, meaning that it’ll have a full range of terpenes and cannabinoids, giving it the full effect of the cannabis flower it was extracted from.


Sugar Jack's Edibles Strawberry

These tasty cannabis products are one of the favorites available on the market. Super potent and with a variety of medicinal properties including pain relief, muscle spasm control, decreasing anxiety levels and improving mood, edibles can definitely make it to your shelf.

MOMs usually carry a massive diversity of edibles and can offer you higher potencies than government stores do. As we discussed before, you won’t be able to find edibles higher than 5mg of THC concentration in legal dispensaries. While if you are buying from online dispensaries such as MOMs, you can expect to find the highly potent products at lower pricing points than the legal ones offer. 

Why pay more when you can buy cheaper and most important highest quality products at MOMs?

Where to Buy Your Cannabis Products?

Cannabis use has seen widespread adoption, and with it, the prices of government distributed legal cannabis have skyrocketed to all new heights. What usually costs you $6 if you are buying from MOMs would cost you 50 percent more if you decide to buy it from a legal dispensary. 

That said, enjoying recreational marijuana doesn’t have to break the bank. There are several other ways to get your hands on some of the best buds in Canada.

As always, happy trails!