Maybe you are new to the world for cannabis, or you’ve moved to a new town, or you’ve moved away from a state with recreational cannabis (poor soul). If any of these, or something else entirely, has you needing to know how to get your paws on some bud, you’re in luck! This is the art of buying weed. You’re welcome.
Finding the hookup
Let’s be real, there are a lot of ways to find weed. Don’t limit yourself to one of them, and always keep a few in your back pocket in case you run out.
One of the best ways to find weed is to simply talk to people about it. If you hang out with smokers, don’t be shy, ask them for the hookup! If you’ve just moved to a new city and are worried to bring up the subject, feel free to ask if they’ve tried it, or mention that you have, and see how they react.
Honestly, if you’re new or current friends don’t smoke weed, chances are they know someone that does.
Smoke shops are another decent place to ask about finding bud. Don’t be annoying about it though, especially if there are other customers around. Be discreet, and if they tell you to buzz off, do! Chances are though, they might be able to give you a phone number!
Online Services, such as Craigslist, are a big no-no. Don’t be naïve and try to buy drugs off the internet. Scouring the darknet like a newbie only to be flagged and arrested by law enforcement really isn’t any fun.
You found someone, now what?
Okay, so you found someone to buy from. Good job. Here are a few tips moving forward!.
Contact the dealer. Do so respectfully, and tell them how you got their number so they don’t accuse you of being a cop. Don’t pester them – they have a life outside of weed!
Once you’re ready to make a purchase, be respectful. Show up on time and with the right amount of cash. Don’t roll up with 5 friends. Be discreet and nice and know what you’re talking about when you arrive.
Know your shit
When meeting your new hookup, know you’re stuff. Before you meet to make a purchase, talk price. Newbies pay $20/gram for everything, even the bad stuff. Don’t fall for it.
Dealers will often scam you out of money if they sense you’re new to cannabis. So know your lingo. There are great resources online that can give you the general cost of purchasing marijuana in any given city, so use them!
Don’t be afraid to bargain. Dealers want new customers and want to make sales. If you know what you want, how much, and what you should pay, many dealers will work with you. If not, ditch them – there are plenty of dealers who want your business.
There are a few rules of thumb when it’s finally time to meet your new dealer.
First, show up. Ditching your dealer during your first meet up is the same thing as ditching your fiancé at the altar. Just don’t do it. If you do, the bridge is burned. Smart dealers won’t waste their time with someone who fails to show up.
Bring a scale – it makes you seem like you know what you’re doing. Also, it’s a great way to build a trusting dealer-buyer relationship. A legit dealer expects your to weigh your purchase, especially the first time around!
The weed sucks
This happens more often than not. You find a dealer, get far too excited, and jump the gun purchasing some herb that isn’t quite up to par. It happens to the best of us.
Good news for you though, some dealers will work with you. If you say, “you know, I’m looking for something a little stronger,” they can probably get you something good. If they’re offended, find a new dealer.
With these tips, you should be able to go out into this cannabis-filled world and find the good stuff. Don’t be shy, and don’t be weird about it. Respect and communicate with your dealer so you can enjoy the best green your town has to offer!