If you already have or are considering getting into the dispensary business, it’s paramount that you understand your customers purchasing habits. With legalized dispensaries popping up in brick-and-mortar stores it bears noting that the majority of legalized cannabis users still want to buy online.

So what is it that makes purchasing legalized marijuana online so much more appealing than simply walking into a cannabis dispensary in your neighborhood?


By options, we mean inventory. Your local brick and mortar cannabis pharmacies stay supplied with the supplies, accessories, and strains that are most frequently purchased. They cannot afford to have aging cannabis trains on their shelves that are not commonly purchased. This isn’t the case with your larger online dispensaries. Because these online dispensaries serve a larger population, more variety of strains are readily available at any time.


Walking into a brick-and-mortar store can be intimidating. As much as we don’t want to believe it, there is still a negative stigma attached to the use of marijuana…legal or otherwise. With the use of medical and legalized marijuana being spread over all demographics, those users with higher public profiles in their communities may prefer not to be seen frequenting their neighborhood cannabis dispensary. This makes online purchasing the perfect option. Typically online pharmacies deliver in non-descriptive packaging that comes directly to your door. The secret stays between you and your parcel provider.


Due to the high volume that many online cannabis pharmacies do, there is often a price break by purchasing online. Some pharmacies will run seasonal deals and discounts that are not available at physical locations. Also, online pharmacies don’t need the same level of customer service either. There is no need for enhanced security, budtenders for physical location overhead that typically keep prices higher when purchasing from physical pharmacies. The savings can be passed on to the online purchaser. In addition, shipping is often free when buying online.


Many patients with legalized medical marijuana cards have difficulty traveling from their homes to a brick-and-mortar pharmacy. Add to the fact that some patients with certain conditions, Alzheimer’s for example, cannot travel by themselves or act in their own interests. For reasons such as these, an online cannabis option may be best.


There are numerous reasons why online cannabis pharmacies may be the best option for the patient seeking the use of legalized cannabis. It all boils down to the ability to get what is prescribed for you in a safe, legal and convenient way while providing a multitude of options for which products to purchase.