Before You Start

Can You Get Medical Cannabis Legally?

Before you decide to try to obtain your marijuana illegally, check if there are legal options where you live. The legal landscape is quickly changing, with more and more states and countries dropping restrictions on medical and/or recreational use of cannabis every year.

Eight U.S. states have legalized cannabis for recreational use. Many other U.S. states and many countries have programs where medical patients have legal access to marijuana. In many cases, medical cannabis programs have strict eligibility requirements, so you may have to do some research to find out if you qualify.

If You Can’t Buy Cannabis Legally

If marijuana is illegal where you live, purchasing from a darknet market may be a valid option for you. But first you need to carefully research the penalties for violating drug laws where you live. Some U.S. states and countries have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of cannabis. You may find out that cannabis is illegal where you live, but the penalties are no more serious than a traffic ticket. In other places, possession of any amount of marijuana is a felony with serious potential penalties, including jail time. Before deciding to buy cannabis on the dark web, you may want to consult with a local attorney to help assess your risks. Some places have laws on the books that are very rarely enforced. You can only make an informed decision when you truly understand your risks.

We aren’t recommending that you break the law.

That’s a decision you have to make for yourself. But, if you’ve decided to get your medicine illegally, we can give you advice on how to do it with minimal risk. We strongly believe in the rights of people to obtain and use cannabis as medicine. Laws prohibiting the possession or use of cannabis are discriminatory and unjust. If you need access to medical cannabis, you should actively work towards repeal of those laws. Everyone should assist in that effort by voting for candidates who support the repeal of cannabis prohibition. However, we recognize that some people with serious medical conditions don’t have the luxury of time to wait for change through the political process.

About Social Media Apps

Many people will attempt to scam cannabis buyers on social media sites and apps, such as Instagram. We do not recommend purchasing cannabis on social media sites. Social media sites don’t provide you with any degree of privacy. The financial foundation of social media sites rests on knowing as much about you as possible so they can direct targeted advertising at you. Social media sites are clearly not a platform you should use if you want to keep your private business private. Your medical status and decision to use cannabis as a treatment option should be something you keep private.

Warning If You’re Buying Bulk or Other Substances

This guide is written specifically for people who intend to use darknet markets to purchase personal-use quantities of cannabis. If you are planning to buy other drugs or larger bulk quantities of marijuana for resale, you are a much larger target for law enforcement. You will want to take things up a few notches with your operational security (OPSEC). This is outside the scope of this guide. We recommend such buyers review the Darknet Buyers Bible compiled by darknet market users on reddit.

Next Steps

If you’re ready to take a look at what’s available on darknet markets, continue to the next section. First, we’ll give you a quick overview of how the Tor network helps protect your privacy on darknet markets. Then you’ll be ready to work through the tutorial on the Tor browser and start browsing your first dark web site.