We Still Mail Weed In 2021?
We do, in fact! Quite a lot of it, too. In Canada, at least, MOM (Mail-Order Marijuana, for the uninitiated) still accounts for a major percentage of the country’s cannabis market. Mail-order services actually predate federal legalization by quite a few years, and many of the largest services that currently exist have operated for over a decade. That isn’t to say that the mail-order side of the business has simply been stale since then: just as it did for the rest of the cannabis industry, federal decriminalization has opened pathways for MOMs to operate with less impunity. Evidently, every order not having the potential to earn you a serious federal charge is pretty good for business.
Still, it seems a little bit archaic to be ordering weed through the mail in 2021. How does mail-in delivery stack up against the countless other options that exist around the country since the advent of 2018? Before I answer that, I’d like to take a quick look at the history of MOMs in Canada. Honestly, I didn’t know how long they’d been around until I started doing research for this post! There’s a lot more there than I expected, so I thought it might be cool to look at for a minute.