How Easy Is It To Buy Cannabis Online In The UK?

Buying cannabis online is illegal, but pretty easy to do. While we do not recommend that you break the law, we do believe everyone has the right to access cannabis.

Turns out it’s pretty easy to buy weed online in the UK. A number of websites on both the regular internet and the dark web, as well as countless social media accounts, offer relatively safe options for cannabis e-commerce. However, there are also many scammers online waiting to take advantage of less experienced users.

Cannabis E-commerce

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 generally taking a softer approach to cannabis crimes than they used to, 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. Although it’s only prescribe able for a limited number of conditions, almost impossible to get hold of on the NHS, and not of great quality.

Read: Uneducated Doctors Are The Reason Medical Cannabis Is Not Being Prescribed In The UK – This Man Intends To Fix That

Why buy weed online?

More and more over the last few years – and particularly since the lockdowns began – people have been turning to the internet to buy cannabis.

Not only does it remove any need for physical contact with another person, buying online offers a much greater choice of strain, quality and product (flower, extract, edibles, etc.).

Although there are risks and reliable vendors can take some time to find, once you do it’s like that you’ll realise how much smooth and easy the transactions can be.

For people who tired of unreliable dealers with little choice and bad time-keeping skills, the internet offers a convenient alternative where a few clicks of a mouse can result in weed being pushed through your letter box as soon as 24 hours later.

Where can you by weed online in the UK?

Here’re your options:

1. The Darkweb’

The ‘Darkweb’ (or ‘Dark Net’/‘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.

Read: How To Buy Weed On The Dark Web

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.

Read: The Ultimate Guide To Buying Bitcoin In The UK

While this sounds very confusing, the truth is that buying weed using the Darkweb 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.

2. Instagram

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 as well.

Therefore, you would ideally get a recommendation from someone you trust before making a purchase. You can also try to find profiles with a good number of followers and authentic engagement.

Spend a few hours searching different hashtags and you’ll soon you learn the intricacies of Instagram, you’ll then have access to a very large and active cannabis community that is present on the platform.

Payments are usually made by bank transfer.

Look for pictures like this on Instagram

Read: ‘What Is Cali Weed And Is It Worth It?’

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.

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It hosts a number of vendors selling a variety of cannabis products, including many types of flower, hash, extracts, 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.

Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement. Buying cannabis online is illegal. We do not recommend you break the law.

Scam websites

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.

First, you’ll be pushed to buy larger quantities. Many sites, for example, have a minimum order of one ounce. This is because they know they can only dupe each person once, so they try to make each scam as profitable as they can. 

These devious scammers don’t stop there. After your order doesn’t arrive and you let the scammers know, they will often request you pay a further amount of money to cover postage, customs or insurance costs. This way they can hit you twice. 

Read: Buying Weed Online? Beware Of These Online Cannabis Scams In The UK

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. Particularly if you’re buying small, personal amounts. Having a medical cannabis card may also offer some protection.

Orders are usually 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.

How much should you be paying for weed in the UK?

If you’re looking to buy a couple grams of weed in the UK, you shouldn’t expect to pay much more than around £10/gram for some good quality flower. High-end Cali Weed can be as much as £100 for 3.5g, or £700/oz.

Edibles will set you back around £10 per 100mg, give or take, while extracts start at around £40 and can go for as much as £100 a gram depending on the product.

Read more: UK Cannabis Price List: How Much Should You Be Paying For Bud, Hash, Extracts and Edibles?

CBD Flower

Read: Where To Buy The Best CBD Oil In The UK

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 from Europe or the U.S. It is currently being sold openly online and in vape shops around the country.

Read: Where To Buy CBD Flower In The UK

Control your use 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 negative effects of chronic cannabis use.

Cannabis is a very useful tool. However, like any tool, cannabis can be used ineffectively and even produce negative results.

For example, smoking or vaping cannabis can also be very habit-forming. I know this personally because I have experienced a problematic relationship with cannabis myself.

This resulted in a lack of motivation and focus, mood swings, poor sleep and irritability. A cannabis habit can also be quite a financial burden.

While a cannabis habit is nowhere near as harmful and destructive as the overuse of tobacco, alcohol or countless other widely available drugs (including pharmaceutical medicines), risks exist and must be acknowledged.

There are many ways to reduce these risks – such as using CBD alongside THC, dry herb vaping rather than smoking, taking regular tolerance breaks, and intense exercise, for example.

I discuss these methods in more 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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107 Comments on “How Easy Is It To Buy Cannabis Online In The UK?”

  1. Thank you Jack for this site it’s awesome & very helpful.
    Can anyone advise on any good reliable/trustworthy sites in the UK I can use, please?
    Thank you all in advance.

  2. Just looking on reliable personal services of online weed sites getting irritable we listening to the same sites they’ve this that just want proper bud again help please Scottish!!!

  3. Hi how you doing zoe? I’m stewart from up in Scotland!! looking for any decent reliable sources that you might be able to help me with I’m sorry not intruding your comment struggling up here for good reliable strains

  4. Hi im looking for some good old fashioned non contaminated Hash…preferably Red /Gold seal Black & Red/Gold Leb or even some Pollen or Roccy as long as its non contaminated.

      1. i can secure amazing clean sandy coloured gear in egypt im back in ten days going to try post myself to a friends keep in touch especially if i wanted 100 g it becomes cheap

  5. Andrew bro the weed aint that shit ahah you probably just got some bad stuff.
    I’m a daily smoker and all the weed I get is peng to alright.
    Most recently got some Blue cookies and Gelato 45 and omg bro shit was delicious.
    Guess I am lucky to not experience dead weed?

  6. buyweediceland is a new site(6months old),minimum order 100eur!while you navigate every 3 seconds appear (down left)all the supposed sales they did!as they come from all over the world it stinks of scam!then they have too many strains and products to be credible,weight is not indicated clearly on the products and you have to message them to know the weight!it looks very strange than as they sell so many products there is not a review on their site,i was very tempted to buy but i think i will wait until i’ll be sure it is not a scam good luck to everybody!!

      1. Hi Jack

        Hope you don’t mind asking you but I am from Scotland too and have beenscammed 4 times! 😢
        Can you recommend an online store where I could buy some Delta 8 THC vape catridges without being scammed.

        Linda 👍

  7. yeah just been on their website. agree with above post. scammy as F**K. pop ups on left every 5 seconds. “someone just bought whatever” chat agent bottom right. i enquired. minimum order for vape pens (5 pens) $30 so $150. wont even let you try buying just one to try them out. pure BS if you ask me.

  8. SamBam, they send mine in a smell proof plastic bag, loose in a handwritten brown padded envelope. Not the stealthiest of cover, but no smell escapes. I have had no trouble after about 6 or 7 orders. I am only buying 4g at a time though, I don’t know how bigger orders come, I think they may split it into a few smaller packages.

  9. Mine also arrived in one small smell proof bag and a small Jiffy bag. Again not super stealthy if you order a smelly strain

  10. Took 2 weeks, I ordered the vape pen and it was fake. I have just emailed them to return my money or send me a real one…not expecting a response.

    I still can’t seem to find a reliable source and it’s frustrating.

  11. Hi Matthew I’ve used the tea rooms several times and although the weed can look and smell like advertised it’s for sure CBD weed! Tastes nothing like its advertised and doesn’t get you high at all. How was your experience??

  12. I agree zoe I have also brought from many websites that people on this page have recommended! But the weed they send is always CBD weed they advertise it as legitimate marajuina with all the pictures and description but it’s all a promotion con. I emailed them to complain about it and they admitted for legal reasons they send CBD weed! Is there nowhere to order and receive real thc bud as advertised?!

  13. I have personally been scammed via instagram by a couple of people. It was a little experiment of mine as the street scene seems to be drier than the Sahara.

    I did my due diligence each time. They had followers. Likes on their photos and so on.

    Added them on wic. Talked for a couple of days. Advising me on strains etc.

    £1100 down. Not even cbd weed to show for it 😂😞.

    I cannot buy bitcoin as I won’t provide ID due to an identity theft issue I had in my uni days that I’m still paying for in some aspects!

    Even the likes of localbitcoin want you to provide ID before you can make an offer or an advert.

    I was recommended the London CC who take Amazon vouchers for orders under £100.

    They look legit but then so did the others to my obviously simple mind!

    Be very careful people, especially if you don’t have the money to lose.

    It’s outrageous we go to these things especially as some people have a legitimate need.

    It helps with my PTSD and I’ve spoken to a lot of others too. Some strains more than others.

    1. £1100! That is nuts man. Best advice I could give is to start with a small order – there is no reason for a legit vendor to not to let you place a 3.5g minimum order. And the postal service is really not that unreliable or complicated or expensive, even for next day delivery, so they shouldn’t be asking you for more money if your order doesn’t arrive. Police seizures are minimal for small amounts so unless you’re ordering kilos or manage to upset your postie you shouldn’t have to worry about that either.

      Also there are reliable BTC wallet providers – I found Coinbase the simplest – that are run as legitimate operations. You will have no problem with them, they are making their bit and have no reason to upset the apple cart by selling on people’s identify information or credit card details.

      I get that you’ve been stung and it’s a case of once bitten twice shy but if you’re looking to buy illegal stuff either on the clearnet or darknet there comes a point where you have to sh*t or get off the pot – ie you’ve got to trust someone who you don’t know and could rip you off with no further comeback than your negative feedback.

      The alternative is trying for a medical cannabis script which is really not that difficult or that expensive if you’ve got a relevant condition and can convince the consultant that you would benefit. This is what I did and it wasn’t too difficult at all – at the end of the day these are private concerns and they are trying to make money.

      You need only satisfy their medical criteria but these can be flexible – people are getting prescriptions for conditions like depression and anxiety and back pain, all of which are notoriously difficult to ‘prove’ and ultimately depend on their GP believing what their patient is telling them. The GP has to then be prepared to commit this to the patient’s summary care record so that the medical cannabis provider can meet the standards laid down by the CQC.

  14. Hi guys, just to add – I’ve ordered from HT – it took 2 weeks to arrive – and it was sent in two different packages. One arrived and was pretty good, the other was seized by police. It’s not double bagged so it may be the smell that got attention. So it’s not a scam – that I can confirm.

  15. Hey guys! Looking for edibles (preferably gummies but I’m open to anything) and hybrid/ indica buds. Noticing a lot of bad experiences in these comments. Anyone found a reputable resource yet? (To reply on this thread you need an email, just FYI)

  16. Good luck, hope it turns out ok – but sounds similar to my experience. I ordered 1/8 to try it out, but that got doubled to 1/4 at checkout. Queried it & was told that was the minimum order (shd have been suspicious then!), paid up & that was the last I heard from them. No reply when I asked wha’appen

  17. Hi Chloe. Did it work out with HTR? Ive personally had 2 deliveries of expensive but effective weed in December. Then I ordered some very expensive vape but recvd nothing and got no response to enquiries.
    Embarrassed to admit I may try them again but were all stuck in this situation without much/any choice.
    It seems like they are patchy but actually do deliver…….. sometimes.
    Any souls out there with a genuine steer, would be doing a great favour to us desperate fools, buyers and sellers.

  18. Did you find it had as low a thc content as it says as all for sale here says 0.2%, I’m used to 24%. Doesnt seem worth the risk if it is that low?

  19. Hi looking for THC edibles preferably gummies, been searching for weeks with no results, they help with my anxiety and panic attacks anybody know any reliable sites please

    1. Did you have any luck?? I’m looking too.
      I dont smoke anymore, nor vape. After cookies or choc infused. Sooo frustrating

  20. How Easy Is It To Buy Cannabis Online In The UK?
    January 8, 2019 – by Jack Woodhouse

    Jan 2019?…this article needs updating!

  21. Home office report that since 1973 the actual document making cannabis illegal in the UK was destroyed along with thousands of other documents. And the reason it won’t be made legal is because 7 high ministers have stakes in cannabis farm’s and don’t want other’s earning money from it that’s just one of the reasons. Also pharmaceutical companies don’t want it made legal is because they will lose billions cause no one will be using their products.

  22. high all can any1 suggest a good supply of afghan or any other types of squidgy black as i find it works better for me than the evil weeeed . cheers

    1. Hi Jack.
      Any chance you have an up to date list of where I can purchase Delta 8 anythings? I currently use “Budmother” but would be great if I had more options.
      Cheers buddy,

  23. I’m in the same boat as most people here I am now awaiting a medical weed card from a private clinic in London but I stay on an island on the West Coast of Scotland and prices here are crazy high for not great green and extracts or edibles don’t get sold here either .
    Anyone got a decent UK supplier that’s reliable ?

    1. Hi Danny

      Hope you don’t mind asking you but I am from Scotland too and have beenscammed 4 times! 😢
      Would you recommend an online store where I could buy some Delta 8 THC vape catridges without being scammed.

      Linda 👍

  24. Can you help me out with safe UK sites on the net for girl scout cookie strain? Fed up with getting scammed on dark net…3 times now!

  25. I’ve been using a BC Canadian site for over 20 years, they have changed their name a couple of times, same op though.
    When I first started to buy the Mail Order Marijuana world was only just getting started and they shipped huge buds in Tupperware! The menu was huge with an incredible selection of international hash, everything you could ask for… Then customs cottoned on and things had to change. I won’t mention the stealth these days, suffice to say it’s ingenious! No buds anymore though, for the FlatPack stealth to work it comes chopped!
    Top quality flowers and extracts though, 3 different tiers and their bottom tier (greenhouse grown) is my favourite! There are only a few choices available, all of which piss over anything available in the UK.

  26. Would love to find a UK vendor with a clean well grown smoke. Finding 80 % of the street flowers are awful. Unsmokeable black ash. A lot of fake Cali packs aswell.

  27. Can see everyone having just as much difficulty as me trying get weed online seems all the sites are just trying rob you of money 😭

  28. I have subscribed to the online magazine in the hope of finding honest online supply of THC oil; at the moment I am infusing oil, but want the capsules; my wife has MS

    Does anybody have any credible details that don’t include the dark web?

    Thank you

    1. Any chance of bankers draft set up with biggy in the near future? By the time bitcoins been sorted & postage been paid it puts the price on 3.5 way up too far,a uk website would be handy but now i’m asking too much haha

  29. Still trying to find a legit place that DOESN’T use crypto. I can’t get use crypto because I don’t have the relevant photo ID’s and can’t get them, so none of the bitcoin/crypto stuff is valid for me. Very frustrating.

    1. Hi Teox how you doing tonight 😉👍 have to disagree with you on that comment!!🙁
      Ive been buying my stash from “Little Biggy” for over 2years now..have had over 50 purchases
      Not 1 package go missing..siezed.or anything!!.but some people have had .guess im lucky👍
      ..good selection also..👍😉

  30. any help appreciated! Really don’t want to get scammed! Having a major op and really want to get supplies to help with pain and recovery!

  31. are Stardoggy back yet after the easter break? The website hasn’t been updated and I haven’t had the usual confirmation text…. I need my smoke and I’m worried it won’t be here tomorrow

    1. I also saw it hadn’t been updated re: the Easter break.

      Last night I took a chance by making my first order online, so hopefully I have struck lucky with a genuine, reliable seller.

      Equally, I’ve heard nothing either but I don’t know how quickly they send their communications out or how consistent they are. Some folks posting above have said they don’t always get mails from them and it arrives anyway.

      1. Scratch my above. It looks like I got an automated email just after I ordered but it went into my Spam folder and I completely missed it.

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