What Is a Marijuana Subscription Box?

Where legalization leads, monetization is sure to follow. In recent years medical and recreational cannabis products are edging closer to being mainstream consumer items. Legal marijuana variants and accouterments meant to better enjoy cannabis are being marketed with all the flair and sales strategies of standard luxury products.

That means cannabis subscription boxes have become an established thing in one cutting edge cannabis state – California. That said, there are some boxes which ship nationally so if you don’t live in the Golden State, you may still find a box for you recommended here.

Subscription boxes for all different niches have exploded during the Covid lockdowns, with most non-essential shops closed. Monthly subscription boxes acted as a little gift to oneself when there wasn’t much else to feel joyful about. And there are so many to choose from! Selections of premium cigars, books, candles, wine, cosmetics, underwear, record albums, sex toys, socks, fishing supplies are all available for home delivery in “subscription boxes.” For a fee, professional curators promise to pack a monthly goody box full of top shelf niche treats for afficionados with a high grade of aesthetic appreciation and expendable income to match.

New subscription boxes will arrive regularly until either payment is stopped, or the professional curator runs out of imaginative, delightful, fresh and unique finds to pack into the box.

There is no excuse for the imaginative stream of delightful, fresh, unique and delightful cannabis products to dry up.

What is a Marijuana Subscription Box?

A marijuana subscription box is just like a survival gear BattlBox, with one critical difference. Rather than BattlBox’s array of knives, axe sharpeners and snakebite kits, unpacking the cannabis subscription box will reveal a (hopefully) balanced selection of (presumably) tantalizing glass pipes, rolling papers, flower grinders, cannabis cookbooks, marijuana storage jars and a few bumper stickers destined to drop straight into the trash.

A marijuana subscription box can be a container full of heady pleasure or a giftwrapped sack of mixed feelings. The key to avoiding cannabis subscription disappointment is to know whether you’ve chosen a box that ships actual cannabis products or is limited to marijuana related implements.

Shipping cannabis products to a home address in a state that prohibits marijuana sale is illegal in an obvious way. Shipping cannabis between cannabis-legal states is still, less obviously, illegal at the federal level and subject to severe penalties.

In practice, the shipping range for subscription boxes containing actual cannabis is even further restricted. For instance, in 2017, the pioneering curated cannabis delivery company AuBox had plans to expand its active delivery circle beyond the California Bay Area. Four months into 2021, the AuBox website is inactive; its delivery range appears to have shrunken to nothing.

Subscribers residing in a marijuana averse jurisdiction will need to adjust expectations of what category of goods will show up in their so-called cannabis box.

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Why Get a Marijuana Subscription Box?

Convenience is touted as a reason to sign up for one or more cannabis subscription boxes. Broadening the marijuana horizons is another cannabis subscription box sales point. Building up a collection of marijuana paraphernalia, some of it useful, can be another motive behind cannabis box subscriptions. Insurance against ever again running out of rolling papers or packs of novelty matches is a tangible benefit of cannabis subscription boxes.

The most compelling reason to sign up for a cannabis subscription box is to receive regular, secure deliveries of varied, high-quality, regulated cannabis flower, edibles, tinctures and creams.

Whether your doorstep is situated in a marijuana legal jurisdiction, or you reside in a town where cannabis home delivery is still a vision of the legal marijuana future, the search for a repeatedly satisfying marijuana subscription service can start here.

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Some Cannabis Subscription Boxes That Deliver

Cannabox: Though it has the advantage of shipping to all 50 states and internationally, Cannabox is limited in that its contents, replete with all manner of bongs, pipes, lighters, grinders, and etc., will be devoid of any cannabis material to be consumed through the use of those tools.

The Cannabox is like a little corner of an old-fashioned headshop coming to your house every month in a cardboard container. No commitment required; delivery can be halted at any time.

Flowsent: A cannabis delivery service that shows up with assemblages of boutique marijuana strains and derivatives to consumers lucky enough to live within a half day’s drive from the San Francisco and East Bay centers of California, Flowsent promises “new never-seen-before strains” from legendary growers like Fig Farms, Sovereign, UpNorth Humboldt, Seven Leaves and Ember Valley.

Flowsent’s monthly cannabis infused boxes are priced from $169 to $420.

Hemp Crate Co: Available throughout the United States, Canada and Israel, the regularly recurring packaged delights from Hemp Crate Co are exclusively CBD powered. Lotions, oils, tinctures and oral sprays, lip balms, sleep sprays, pain relief gel and Sleepy Z gummies are only the beginning of an exhaustive list of invigorating CBD goods that are mindfully packed into every Hemp Crate Co crate.

Hemp Crate Co describes its CBD delivery business as top rated, and rankings at Urban Tastebud and Cratejoy position it at Best in Class.

Lucky Box Club: Claiming to be California’s #1 cannabis subscription box company (and therefore the world’s?), Lucky Box Club confidently announces that opening its monthly shipment of luxury, curated vapes, edibles and flowers will convincingly prove “your search for the best weed subscription box is over.”

Press outlets from Forbes to Men’s Journal, MG magazine and Green Market Report have legitimized Lucky Box Club as “the oldest, fully-licensed, continually run cannabis subscription box company in California,” “the fastest way to get your favorite products in one delivery,” “an ever expanding selection of goods” where “only the best-reviewed stuff will make it into a box.”

If only half of the Lucky Box promo claims were credible, and one quarter of Flowsent’ss, the ideal cannabis subscription box would be easily locatable, provided all searchers reside in California.

Still as California leads, the world will soon follow. How soon, however, is the multimillion dollar question.

Written by
Allan MacDonell
Allan MacDonell

Leafwell's Editorial Director, Allan MacDonell’s work has been featured in publications ranging from Dazed and Confused UK to the New York Times and Washington Post. He is the author of Prisoner of X, Punk Elegies and Now That I Am Gone, and was a founding editorial director at online outlets including Buzznet, TakePart and Kindland. MacDonell views teaming with Leafwell as an opportunity to encourage the emerging role of legal cannabis as a highly effective medical treatment.

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