How Much to Tip the Medical Marijuana Delivery Guy

If you’re the kind of person who needs a prescription for medical marijuana, you know how convenient delivery to your home can be. This came in especially handy in the dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when many of us were locked in our houses with no hope of getting out. When we were in need, the delivery guys came through- it makes sense we should show a little gratitude. 

But how much is too much? How much is too little? Aside from the obvious and nauseating joke answer ($4.20), there are a few good rules of thumb for what you should and shouldn’t be tipping the medical marijuana delivery guy. 

Go too low, and you could peeve the guy who decides how fast your delivery gets to you. Go too high, and your wallet could end up feeling light. There’s a fine science to tipping delivery guys, and we’ve got all the details right here.

How Much is Too Little?

Valentine’s day, Christmas, and waiting for a delivery- just a few times you’ve probably asked this question. At restaurants and bars, we’re apt to tip a certain amount of money most every time, because our orders will stay the same for the most part. 

When we’re ordering for delivery, however, we’re going to encounter a few different factors. 

For one, delivering food to a table or drinks to a bar just a few steps away is a whole lot less expensive than driving order to a house. Driving entails gas, possible damages to a car, and in certain cases, lots of time. Carrying an order to a table is just a few simple steps. 

So, what does all of this add up to? Well, before we get into what a fair tip is, we have to remember that delivery drivers often don’t get paid minimum wage. So, if we don’t tip high enough our drivers won’t make anywhere close to a fair wage. 

How Much is Too Little

Money’s No Excuse

Oftentimes people use the old excuse- I didn’t have enough money to tip. This, one hundred percent of the time, is completely false. If you have money to get delivery, you have money to tip. Cannabis delivery is a luxury, which means you have money to spare, which means you have enough to tip. So don’t skimp out. 

Drivers tend to get paid between six to eight dollars an hour, on the expectation that they’ll get tips. This is not ideal, but what it means is that you are responsible for a portion of their pay. Imagine if you went to your boss for a paycheck and only got half because he ‘didn’t have enough money’ to pay you. 

In addition to this, cannabis delivery guys shoulder the burden for gas, insurance, repairs, and every other car-related expense. 

Don’t Go Below 5

Therefore, the kind of tipping you do at a restaurant is going to be a lot different from the kind of tipping you do for a delivery guy. 15% may be an acceptable tip at a restaurant, where delivery to a table just involves a short walk, but with home cannabis delivery, it’s a no-go. 

Percent tips aren’t even really the best way to gauge tipping, because no matter what you ordered, the prices of gas, repairs, and the time it takes to get to your house, stay the same. 

Therefore, even if you only spent about five dollars, you should still probably tip an even five. This will get your driver above minimum wage for the hour, compensate him for the time it took to get to your home, and give him money for gas.

When to Use a Percentage

When to Use a Percentage

Many waiters and waitresses stress out over tip percentages, getting upset if a customer goes anywhere below fifteen percent. This is because waiters tend to get paid even less per hour than delivery drivers. Thus, you should make sure you’re always paying a good percentage when tipping at a restaurant. 

With cannabis delivery drivers, you have a bit more wiggle room. As someone who once drove delivery, I can tell you that seeing a $5 tip on a $30 order didn’t make me too upset despite the fact that it was only a 16% tip. It got me over minimum wage for the hour and gave me a little wiggle room, so it was fine. 

However, taking out an order totaling $70 or more and getting so low a tip started to get a little annoying. With medical marijuana, orders usually come in little packs. Therefore, carrying capacity is not usually a big issue. 

Still, delivery guys get a little annoyed seeing someone who can afford to drop $100 on marijuana, but not $9 on the delivery guy who made it possible. You might win a little sympathy considering the fact that it’s medicinal, but a lot of delivery guys are probably using medicinal marijuana, too, and they all have time to do this favor for you. 

So, when you get above the $40 range, you should probably start paying as a percentage. a 20-25% tip is more than enough to get someone over their minimum wage, pay for their expenses, and maybe leave a little over for some delivery of their own. It’s such a simple thing to do, and unlike during the COVID days, you can’t excuse yourself from a tip by saying you absolutely had to get delivery. 

Of course, this all changes if you’re somehow immobile, in which case a delivery guy’s sympathy will kick in. We understand if you can’t work, can’t make money, and have to get delivery.

All in All

All in all, the only real excuse for not tipping is if you’re immobile and don’t have any option besides delivery. In normal cases, cannabis delivery recipients should tip around $5, and 20-25% of their order when the overall price gets above $40. There’s a little wiggle room there but never go below $5 if you care. 

Cannabis Delivery: How to Get Cannabis Delivered to Your Door

In a world where anything and everything can be delivered to your door with just a click of a button, marijuana and cannabis products are definitely not the outlier. Modern technology has made it so that food, drinks, clothes, and now weed can be ordered online and shipped within days without a second thought. 

This has been an incredible contrast to the days of yesteryear where a dispensary or the guy down the street were the only options for marijuana purchase, and bringing it to you? Forget about it! Some folks today still make trips across the state to get their favorite marijuana and cannabis products. Needless to say, folks used to the old way of doing things have been blown away by the availability of marijuana and the change of tide in legislation, with no end to the trend in sight. Growth in options, market and availability have made for some really cool breakthroughs for friendly competition and have led to some of the best options for buying the common smoker has seen to date. 

As it stands right now, cannabis delivery works a lot like any other online ordering service. An order is placed from a specific retailer, payment is made upfront and then the product is delivered or shipped to your door. Generally, for products like marijuana, the faster the delivery the better it is. 

We’ve created a general guide to review the process of ordering cannabis for delivery, how to do it, where to go, and what to expect.  Just like with any other online shopping experience, be sure that if you’re ordering online, your information is protected and encrypted since prepayment is regularly required. No one wants to lose money! 


Recreational cannabis and cannabis product delivery is not available in all states and US territories. Though the legislation surrounding marijuana, both recreational and medicinal, has changed dramatically in the last decade, state distribution is still a system very much in the throes of reform. The market for recreational marijuana is controversial to say the least, and not a lot of time has been spent trying to come up with more convenient ways to distribute recreational marijuana in states where cannabis has just been legalized. Delivery systems currently only exist in six states, with the possibility of more on the way. 

California, Oregon, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, and Michigan have all legalized recreational marijuana delivery-based distribution systems. Not all of them have active delivery options yet, but they sure are working towards them. As the year progresses, more and more states are projected to join the legalization bandwagon and the delivery option spike. 

States with medicinal marijuana delivery however are pre-established and have been made better with the arrival of COVID-19. The need for contactless delivery of medicinal marijuana has done nothing but increase in the last year, and may show promise for other delivery options later down the line. Currently, the states that have medicinal marijuana delivery options are Arizona, California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Oregon. This is also projected to increase as more states legalize and decriminalize marijuana use. 

Where to Order 

Where to Order 

Depending on where you live in the United States, the delivery of marijuana products might not yet be legal. That’s common since only a handful of states have legalized the sale, production, and distribution of marijuana. Assuming you’re here under the most straight-edge pretenses (we don’t judge), you live in one of the legal regions. Your options are going to be based on the local market, and higher-density population areas are more likely to have delivery services than others. 

To weed out (yes, yes, a bud pun) the bad apples and get legitimately quality marijuana, the best thing to do is locate a service like PurplePenthouse or Leafly. These services act as an information database to locate and determine the closest service to you. They don’t guarantee that services are available in your area, but it doesn’t hurt to check.

To further explain, PurplePenthouse is an online retailer that does deliveries in DC and NY so far, but is looking to expand! 

Leafly gives options based on your current location, the product you’re looking for, the deals that are currently up, and a multitude of other factors. Users of Leafly can punch in a strain or a product and be met with a handful of sellers who have that product and can easily compare prices. 

Once found, contact can be made with the seller to set up the order and get your stuff! 

Local dispensaries can also be a great resource for ordering online or by phone. Remember, all legal sellers are state-regulated and will ask to see an ID for age verification and to ensure you’re eligible for purchase. If ordering for medicinal purposes, a weed allowance card might be used to identify you and your cannabis needs, so be sure you have that when ordering. In general, online retailers and dispensaries alike will need to ensure you are who you say you are before an order can be completed, so it’s best to get that out of the way first. 

Retailers can be found seemingly everywhere, from dispensaries to distribution companies. Do your research and preplan before you make any payments.

What to Expect 

Sellers found online generally have a ton of orders and sometimes a bit in the way of competition. Because of this, pricing might be higher or lower depending on the availability in your local area. Supply and demand mean that if your area doesn’t have a lot of options, the individual prices might be higher. Be sure to shop around as much as possible to get the best quality product for the lowest price. 

You can expect to have a thorough check of identification prior to purchase, and prior to pick up or drop off. Your state ID is going to be one of the best tools for this, so be sure yours isn’t expired and you have it with you. 

Be on the lookout for sketchy feeling sellers that might ask for personal information that doesn’t pertain to the sale, folks who ask for payment much higher than market value, and another scam like behaviors. Certainly, not all distributors are out for just your cash, but some pretenders can weasel into a profitable market and spoil the party for everyone. 

Practice smart online shopping behavior and actively take a role in your online security and safety.

Outside of all of that, another common component of marijuana delivery is the basis through which the delivery is completed. Assuming that it’s legal and supported in your area, some retailers might offer On-demand services similar to food delivery. You can call or order online for delivery on the same day. 

Subscription delivery is performed like any other online subscription, where you are charged periodically and the delivery is completed after payment clears. Scheduled delivery exists along the same vein, but isn’t reoccurring normally. 

Membership clubs are also similar here, where subscribers can order individual products and services or subscription services. No matter the route that speaks to you, the options for marijuana delivery is completely tailored to your needs and to your experience. 

How to Order

How to Order

It’s important to know the specifics of the retailer you’re purchasing from if they have named products and varied strains. You don’t want to just call any old dispensary and ask for “1 weed please!”. Over time, you might decide on a favorite strain, blend, or shelf level and can make orders based on what you know about the product and the sellers, but for first-time buyers, doing a little bit of digging can help get the product you’re actually looking for. 

Just like most online shopping experiences, you want to research the vendor prior to sale, compare prices and settle on one. Once selected, the order has to be officially placed. Generally, orders can be placed via phone or online depending on your chosen vendor’s service options. Some may have a website set up for online purchases, and others prefer a more hands-on approach. 

Regardless of how the order is placed, confirmation is key. Most of the time, prepayment is required for delivery options. Your ID might be needed for age verification and to ensure they drop it off to the right person, so be ready to provide that if needed. 

Upon delivery, the person might ask to confirm your identity via your ID or confirmation number. These items are important and you may not receive your product without them. Once confirmed, the product you purchased should be released to you for happy consumption. 

As it stands right now, delivery is very much a streamlined process and it stands to get better. Cannabis and cannabis-based products can be found online from multiple retailers, but the legitimacy can be called into question. If you have any questions about the delivery process, the products you’re getting, the effects you intend it to have, or any other process questions, be sure to ask your retailer prior to purchase. 


If you believe for any reason your delivery was unsatisfactory or sketchy at all, be sure to report it to the seller and in online forums. We know it’s not fun to point the finger, especially with sometimes such a taboo topic, but feedback is honestly super helpful for growth. With the market for legal marijuana distribution by means of delivery being as new as it is, we have nowhere to go but up. 

Be honest with your sellers about their user interface, delivery method, expectations of service, customer service, and any other aspect of the sale you can think of. If it’s positive, that’s an experience they can use to keep getting better and promote to other clients. If it’s negative, try to be as patient and understanding as possible, but stay honest. They can’t fix what they don’t know is wrong. 

Distribution is a tough game, no matter the market. With COVID-19 still a problem even with the recent vaccines, delivery is here to stay and is likely going to become one of the most common methods of buying. You want to be at the forefront of the positive changes that marijuana can bring to our society, and we can all work together to dispel some of the nastier stereotypes of marijuana and its uses. 

After Ordering Cannabis


Delivery of cannabis and marijuana products is quickly becoming a breakthrough market in states and territories open to distribution. Cannabis regulated by the state has offered an incredible economic stimulation that was previously untapped. Legal marijuana offers a way for frequent users to get safe, effective flowers without the unnecessary social pressures and risks involved. 

With delivery becoming more and more of daily use for most Americans, cannabis delivery is right around the corner, and a decade from now we might look back on the humble beginnings of marijuana dispensaries and delivery options and lament about the strides we’ve made. 

For now, when ordering online, do your research first. Know who you’re buying from, what you’re buying, what it’ll look like, and what the effect should be. Knowing specific product details can help first-time buyers and long-term smokers to make the right choices of bud for them, which of course leads to a much better smoking experience.

With so many strains, products, and delivery options out there, be specific as possible. Unless you’re looking for a surprising blend, (and be specific about that too, let them know you’re looking to experiment!) being ad honed in as you possibly can be can remove any margins of error and frustration that can go along with online shopping. We’ve all seen those expectations versus reality memes, don’t let that be your weed! 

As always, be vigilant and safe with your online purchases, take care of yourself and others, and happy smoking! 

How to Know if a Marijuana Delivery Service is a Scam

Quality weed can be expensive. So, when you find something cheap online that looks good, it can be all too easy to buy it right away. However, you need to be careful.

Marijuana delivery is still a complex process. You may be tricked into buying something from a service that will never give you your order. If you know what to look for, then you should never have problems with scam delivery services.

This is everything that you need to know!

How to Recognize a Scam Site

They Have Conflicting Information

You should steer clear of sites that claim they can sell weed in States where it is not legalized. Delivery services should only sell in certain states- they are likely scams if they are not.

Scam services are not afraid of taking advantage of people. If you are not sure whether your area allows marijuana or not, it would be taking a look online. You will want to know the details to avoid being scammed.

The Website is Poorly Designed

Scam sites are looking to make a quick buck before they get caught. The content on scam sites is often full of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. Their website is also poorly designed since the creator didn’t want to spend too much time on it.

One of the biggest signs is there is no contact number. Scam delivery services do not want you to reach out to them- the more questions they are asked, the sooner someone realizes they are fake.

If you feel like sales are being rushed and pushed, you might be being scammed. Simply stop and check out the entire website before you make a purchase. When something feels wrong, make sure to go with your instincts. 

The Website is Poorly Designed

They Want Payment Now

Another major sign of a scam delivery service is when they want your money ASAP. The company is not interested in answering your questions and continues to push for a sale. They may make false claims and say things that are too good to be true.

Some sites may even try to sell you other products or drugs. However, you will not receive them. 

Overall, if someone is pushing for you to buy their weed– stay away from them. Scam sites are trying to make as many sales as possible before they need to shut down their website and disappear. 

Weird Payment Policies

Finally, you should avoid sites that have strange payment methods. If they are asking for cash at a specific location, you should not go through with it. Safe payment methods include PayPal, debit cards, or even wire transfers in some cases.

Showing up at a specific location with a ton of cash to buy weed is never a good idea. It can make you look bad and is likely not legal in your State.

How to Avoid Scam Delivery Services

The above signs are what you should always be on the lookout for. There are several other signs, but those are the most common ones. Now, you need to know what to do if you realize you are being scammed.

You will need to stay calm. Never let needing weed products get in the way of your safety. You can always safely purchase everything you need through our online shop instead.

The best way to avoid scams is to stay informed. There is a ton of misinformation out there, so you need to learn how to navigate it to the truth. We recommend that you read reviews on weed delivery sites before you use their services.

By reading through customer reviews, you will be able to tell how their experiences are. You can use this information to determine whether or not it is worth buying weed from that particular website. It also helps if you read reviews on many different pages.

Check For Fake Reviews

Some scam sites will make a ton of positive reviews to make people believe their products are real. You will need to know what fake reviews look like. They usually contain more spelling errors than normal and offer little content aside from “we liked this product a lot!”.

The dates the reviews were posted are probably all going to be around the same time too. Many of them also will not have a profile picture. If you think someone posted a fake review, be sure to check out their account. If they only have that one review, they are likely not a real person.

Check For Fake Reviews

Research the Brand

Anytime you want to buy marijuana products online, you will need to make sure you do your research first. A simple internet search will let you know whether or not the delivery service is real. 

Legit brands have plenty of interactions with customers on their websites and make it easy to find their contact information. The staff will also be happy to answer all of your questions.

If you keep noticing that things seem “off” about the delivery service- make sure to stay away! It can be risky to give them your payment information. Plus, you may not even receive your order.

What if They Deliver?

Sometimes, you might get an order you placed on a scam site. However, that does not mean you get what you paid for. Scam delivery sites will also provide fake products. The packaging can look real, but that doesn’t mean the quality of the weed is good.

Scam sites also are not checking for toxins or pesticides in your weed. You don’t want to consume something that can hurt you- so always make sure to buy from legit websites!

Fake packages often leave out all the information you need, but they can still look very real. All marijuana products are required to display their cannabinoid content on the packaging. This should include THC and CBD content, plus a batch number.


Have a question? Be sure to ask! We would love to help you out. We always provide reliable and trustworthy products, so you can save yourself a lot of time and order with us safely instead.

How To Get Marijuana Delivered in New York City

Are you a medical marijuana patient struggling to get your medication amongst all the chaos and strife during the coronavirus epidemic? Have the risks of covid and the dilemma of social distancing hindered your ability to get good quality medical marijuana? As professionals in cannabis delivery in New York, Purple Penthouse Weed Delivery Service might be your solution.

What are we?

We are Purple Penthouse, a dispensary that specialises in weed delivery in Washington DC. We started out with high quality premium grade cannabis grown right here in California for the residents of Washington DC. As of recent we have established another dispensary in New York.

We function solely online cutting out of the traditional norms of being a storefront dispensary. To make things easier and more reliable, we do both the selling and the delivering. That’s right! All of our products are delivered right to your door by our team of couriers, much like old school pizza delivery.

Why choose us?


The need for safety is at an all time high. With both Covid-19 and other predicaments littering the streets, you might have the need to stay indoors. But what about your necessities that normal stores do not deliver to your doorstep such as medical marijuana? Are you going to cut down on your medications? If the answer was yes, now you can change it as we are here for you! Just sit at home and let us do what we do best; cannabis delivery in New York City.

We follow all the safety procedures necessary for a clean and successful delivery. All of our couriers are well groomed for the task and comply with the highest standards of professionalism out there. Your order of medical cannabis will be delivered without the need for direct contact. We arrive at the designated location and wait for you to pick it up before marking the delivery as complete. It is essentially risk free.


Everything on our platform is of the top most quality. We have reliable suppliers that grow designer strains and high grade marijuana. All of our products are made right here in the states, as we support our local growers– made, packed and shipped straight from California.


Travelling to your dispensary consumes so much time and effort. Not to mention the traffic and the risks involved. Why smoke hard when you can smoke smart. All of our products are available on our official website. This means you can hop in, find your strain and pay them to get delivered in one swift go. No third party handlers and no walking about.

What do we sell?

When we mean business we mean business! We have everything that you would find in a high-end dispensary and so much more. By using Purple Penthouse you can get everything under one roof. 

Medical Marijuana

Our best seller and our main product. We sell and carry out weed delivery in Williamsburg New York. Purple Penthouse is home to all the new strains that you see and hear on the news. We have exclusives that you would not find anywhere; exotic strains from the best growers in California.


Too lazy to bake? We got you covered. Purple Penthouse has a variety of different edibles that will tingle your taste buds, packed with tons of THC!


Finding high-grade concentrates can be difficult. Your search for concentrates ends here; Shatter, Moon Rocks, we have it all.


Do not have time to roll up? You should try our pre-roll packs. They are hand rolled to perfection and packed to the brim to give you a swift buzz.


That is right! We have Shrooms in our inventory. Freshly picked shrooms to psilocybin infused chocolate candies.

So Much More

Our inventory grows bigger by the day. We have seeds, drinks and many other items coming in soon!


Purple Penthouse is a dispensary that is handled exclusively by women. The cannabis industry is a hard place for a woman to be and we are defying all the odds. Support your female community to make their place in a men dominated industry.

Stay Safe, Stay High

We do Cannabis delivery in Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York and Washington DC. If you are within our operational areas we will deliver without fail. We have gained quite the reputation ever since we started thanks to our high quality medical cannabis strains. You got the license, we got the cannabis, it does not get better than that.