How familiar are you with this scenario – you have been buying marijuana from someone, and out of nowhere they quit answering your calls and/or texts. You know they are still in business because they still hook up people that you know, but for some reason the marijuana dealer is ignoring all communications from you? You have been cutoff. But why?
Below are some reasons that marijuana dealers cut off customers. If you are guilty of any of these things, chances are you have been cut off before. If so, consider this a public service announcement. Don’t be ‘that customer’!
What is an appropriate amount of communication to a marijuana dealer? If you call and/or text once a day, you are fine. I personally think that if you hit someone up in the morning and wait til the afternoon or evening to try again, that’s OK. But if you are sending multiple texts or making multiple calls in the same hour, you are not helping your cause. And if you are that person that hits someone up multiple times within’ a ten minute span all day everyday, you are dramatically increasing your chances of being ignored and probably cut off forever. Trust me, I’ve been on the other end of those harassing communications, and all it did was make me want to turn my phone off and never talk to that person again.
Showing Up Unannounced
No one wants people showing up to their place unannounced, and in the marijuana world it can be the deathblow to any business relationship. The ‘I was just in the neighborhood’ excuse only works with family, not customers. Controlling foot traffic is vital to any veteran marijuana dealer I’ve ever known, and if you throw that off by showing up unannounced, you might as well delete that dealer’s number from your phone.
Bringing Other People Without Notice
If you are going to a dispensary, then by all means bring a buddy. Chances are the dispensary will be glad for the referral. But on the black market, where people are trying to duck narcs at all costs, bringing a buddy unannounced to pick up your sack is a no-no. The relationship between you and your dealer is built almost entirely on trust, and that goes away when you bring a new face around. The proper way is to let the dealer know ahead of time that your best friend or cousin is coming with you, and if the dealer is OK with it proceed. If not, they will let you know, and then you get to decide what is more worth it – getting your sack, or letting your guest hangout at your place until you get back. LEAVING THEM IN YOUR CAR WHILE YOU RUN IN IS NOT A VALID SOLUTION!
Telling People Who You Get Weed From
Idiot, rookie marijuana dealers are OK with you shouting from the rooftops who you get your weed from. They want everyone to know ‘who has the danks’ and aren’t thinking about maintaining a low profile. But any marijuana dealer that is worth their weight in nugs knows that loose lips sink ships, and no one should ever say who they get their marijuana from. Back in the day I cut off people more for this reason than any other reason. If someone came to me and said, ‘oh, so you are who he gets his weed from,’ that virtually guaranteed that ‘he’ would never get his weed from me ever again.
Trying To Lowball The Price
I understand that everyone wants a good deal. After all, marijuana is definitely not cheap. However, unless you buy your marijuana from a pawn shop, haggling about the price and/or quality is frowned upon. Don’t get this confused with people trying to get a price on bulk, and there is room for negotiation. I’m talking about the person that always complains about every bag and is always trying to lower the price and constantly complains about the quality. I used to hook up a guy that started out at say $200. He wanted five dollars off after every visit, and by the time he got down to $150, it was no longer worth it to me to answer the guy’s calls anymore. I’m sure in his mind he is thinking about how great of a negotiator he is at the time, but he will regret his actions when he is going on day 4 with no weed.
Asking For Other Drugs
Picture the scene on the movie Pineapple Express where two guys come to buy marijuana, and one of them asks for painkillers. The dealer gets upset and asks ‘who told you I sold shit like that?’ He slams the door in disgust, and if it were real life, I guarantee he would never sell to either of those guys again. Solid marijuana dealers only sell marijuana, and maybe rarely mushrooms. There are marijuana dealers that will get you other stuff, but chances are they are going to get busted soon and/or put you in some rough situations that should be avoided at all costs. If you can buy crack from the same guy you can buy weed from, there is something wrong there, trust me.
If you get busted, even if it’s not your fault, even if you are a great person, chances are your marijuana dealer will cut you off. You are tainted, you have the marijuana scarlet letter, etc. Once you establish that you are not a narc, which is difficult no matter what, you may be able to reconcile things and start purchasing again. I remember seeing one friend tell another friend after he got busted, ‘It is nothing against you, I just cannot deal with you anymore. Who knows if anyone is still watching you, among other things. We can still be friends, but I cannot sell you anything anymore.’ If you are legit, chances are you won’t get busted. But if you do, and you are legit, understand where the dealer is coming from.
Bad Business Practices
This is kind of a catch all for other stuff. If you show up trying to trade a toaster for nugs, you will be cut off. If the dealer catches wind that you rip people off, or have in the past, you will be cut off. If you don’t pay back the fronts you owe for weed on loan, you will be cut off. Etc. Etc.
What other reasons do marijuana dealers cut people off for? Have you ever been cutoff? Are you still wondering what you did? Have you ever cut someone off? If so, why? I look forward to reading your comments.