Because most states require medical cannabis cards, it’s wise to begin your weed delivery journey by getting registered or verifying your cannabis registration status. Again, each state differs by requirement which may include address verification, a registration fee, an in-person doctor’s visit, and a qualifying disease or ailment such as cancer or post traumatic stress disorder. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, and Washington D.C. all accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards.

For the states that offer delivery services, medical marijuana registration often provides users with tax or delivery fee waivers and/or special discounts on products. Be advised that some states are more lenient than others and may have certain restrictions with visiting customers. Do your homework by verifying any applicable laws online. Once registration is complete and approved—and you’ve made sure you can legally score—start shopping.

Many delivery services have a website or an app for download. Once on the site or app, customers can browse products ranging from flowers, edibles, tinctures, concentrates, pre-rolls, topicals, CBDs, and accessories.

After you’ve made your selection and purchase online, the dispenser will contact you via phone, text, or email to confirm the products you want and arrange a delivery time. Twenty-four-hour delivery does not exist—even in Las Vegas. But if you place your order during normal business times, you can typically get a delivery within 2-3 hours or at least on the same day. Otherwise, you may receive your delivery on the next day. Sometimes a dispensary may run out of a product and recommend either a suitable substitute or a refund.