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How to Spot Online Marijuana Scammers

“Quality kush for sale.” “We do overnight shipping and very discrete.” “Best strains of high-quality medicinal at moderate prices.”

You’ve seen the posts on Facebook, Twitter, and your favorite websites, and some of you have probably even contacted some of these spammers. As a result of some messages we’ve been receiving questioning the authenticity of buying marijuana online (come on people, really?!), it seemed to us that it would be the perfect time to address this epidemic. The absurdity of these online scammers can be summed up in one of our recent interactions:

1. First, we downloaded Burner (disposable phone number app)
2. Next, we texted many said dealers until we could arrange a conversation
3. Here is the ensuing conversation:

HT: We’re doing a piece about buying pot online for our readers. You seem to be trying to sell marijuana online. Can you elaborate?

Anonymous: Yes, we have new strains available all the time: OG Kush, AK47, Sour Diesel, Skywalker OG. We provide safe and discreet packaging we put our stuff inside a Turkey double bag vacuum seal before shipment, packaging is 100% safe and secure with a discreet shipping and delivery.

HT: Are you a cop?

Anonymous: No.

HT: Are you sure?

Anonymous: Yes.

HT: I’ve heard you also sell “juvial Yorkie pups.”

Anonymous: Who told you that?

HT: A Google search of your phone number. Also “exotic cats.”

Anonymous: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

HT: Okay, thanks for your time.

Even if a potential marijuana seller says that they’re not a cop, it is perfectly legal for cops to lie to you and tell you they’re not a cop. If they have probable cause that you are going to do something illegal, they are well within their rights to not be truthful.

So as you can see, it is not a good idea to buy marijuana online from anyone posting online ads selling it. It’s a scam. There are horror stories from people online who have tried. You don’t get the pot. Or the money back. Really…don’t do it.

Have you had any horror stories regarding these shady scam artists? If so, let us know in the comments below. We welcome your input!


Steven Peters

Founder & Publisher at Natural Revolution
Steven Peters has been a health advocate for more than a decade and proponent for alternative healing by ‘Empowering Natural Living’ through homeopathic approaches. He is also an activist for social justice and environmental causes in the GMO Labeling and Non-GMO grassroots movements across the country, and a staunch advocate for cannabis education and reform.
  • Wanda Dearborn

    I sent alll the money I had – over $600 to Cannibis Online Dispensary – and got nothing…nada…not one leaf. How do they sleep at night?

    • Demark Manigo

      I feel for you Hun!!!! These people are sick!!!!

  • Demark Manigo

    I did as well and they always find a fee to include to get more money. I wanna be petty and out their info right here to be on display..