CannaHome Review and Tutorial

CannaHome is a darknet market that exclusively sells cannabis products and shrooms. It has a very similar interface to the now-defunct market Cannabis Growers and Merchants Cooperative (CGMC).

CannaHome Review and Tutorial

CannaHome is a darknet market that exclusively sells cannabis products and shrooms. It has a very similar interface to the now-defunct market Cannabis Growers and Merchants Cooperative (CGMC). As a matter of fact, they state that "CannaHome is the CGMC replacement." It is a multisig market, but also offers finalize early as an option.

URLs

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http://canna7sis4vcbp3qlqux3nijhvnbtsd3va64gue3mb7fd6kh5agzjead.onion
http://canna6atp5zghcbuvxvujat3biedsnbpihmubhk3y5rieh2m2vc3stad.onion
http://canna64lewypjbyrv2rrutwmcbpxdqtfhps5yomontzvr5hkdam63xid.onion
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Note: These URLs are from the official mirrors site at
http://cannabmgae3mkekotfzsyrx5lqg7lj7hgcn6t4rumqqs5vnvmuzsmfqd.onion/mirrors.txt;
if you see a URL different from these, it is a phishing link!


How to Access CannaHome

As with all of the other markets we’ve reviewed, CannaHome is located on the Tor network and must be accessed with the Tor Browser. If you’re brand new to this, we have a tutorial entitled How to Access Tor (.onion) Sites.

Beyond this, CannaHome, as a security measure, has both v2 onion links and v3 onion links (as seen above). If you access the market with a v2 link, you’ll be taken to this page, which has mirror sites:

Only the highlighted URLs are online; use one of these to reach the homepage.

Things You Will Need

In addition to the Tor Browser, you will also need bitcoin in order to make purchases on the market. The site above is the official site of Electrum, which is considered to be one of the best bitcoin wallets. You will also need your PGP key if you want to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) or use multisig. We have a tutorial for using PGP at How to Use PGP for Encryption.

Although many publications insist that you need a VPN when browsing Tor, this is not the case. You can use one, but be aware of how VPNs work, and their pros and cons. See How Safe are VPNs? for more information about this.

Creating an Account

Account creation on CannaHome is very easy. Once you get past the link verification page, you’ll be taken to a registration/login page. All that’s required for you to register is a username and password, though you can also enter an invite code if you received one (but this is optional).

You must also complete a CAPTCHA, as on most other markets, but these CAPTCHAs aren’t particularly difficult. After registering, you can then log in. As with the registration process, you must complete another CAPTCHA when you log in.

Interface and Functions

Like many of the best markets, CannaHome has an easy interface to learn and use. At the top of the homepage, you’ll see the following links:

  • My Account

  • Messages

  • Orders

  • View Active Vendors

  • Browse All Products

There are also links to the site’s forum, FAQ, and wiki, although at the time of this writing, the wiki is under construction. Even so, the other links are very helpful for newcomers.

Categories are listed right below the account links in a helpful display with illustrations. Beneath this, you should see an “active vendors” section, with avatars advertising each vendor and their logo. Below the active vendors are lists of top sellers, new arrivals, and vendor updates.

One interesting feature that doesn’t seem to be present on a lot of other markets is a handy question mark button on the right sidebar used to reach support. From here, you can easily submit a support ticket (more on this below). While most of the successful markets have simple interfaces, CannaHome in particular stands out as being user-friendly.

All in all, the process of using the market didn't appear to be difficult; finding vendors and products was very straightforward. 

Categories and Listings

Because CannaHome primarily sells cannabis products, it has fewer categories than some of the larger markets. This can be an advantage, however, as it makes finding what you want much simpler. There were no numbers listed next to the subcategories at the time of this review.

  • Flowers - 922

    • Indica

    • Sativa

    • Hybrid

    • Pre-Rolls

  • Concentrates - 469

    • Shatter

    • Wax

    • CRC

  • Carts - 354

  • Distillate - 93

  • Edibles - 337

  • Shrooms – 23

As on our other reviews, these numbers are likely to change very frequently, so it helps to check back on the market often to see what’s available.

Search Functions and Filters

CannaHome’s search function is more basic than on some of its competitors, but because it has fewer categories and listings, a complex search isn’t really necessary. You can type the sort of item you’re looking for into the search bar (such as “sativa” or “blueberry haze”), and then you’ll see listings relevant to that.

The only search filter that exists on the homepage is to narrow it down by shipping location. While you can’t filter by price or any other paramaters, it still doesn’t seem that difficult to find a particular item. That being said, if you select a particular vendor, you can then sort her products by Rating, Newest, Popular, or Price, so the search filters are just split into two different areas of the site.

How to Choose a Vendor

As on other markets, choosing a vendor can be the tricky part. If, in the past, you had used CGMC and had a positive experience with any of the vendors from that site, we recommend you use them again (this may seem obvious). The vendor below, CalSource, is one of the top vendors on CannaHome and has also received a lot of positive feedback from customers.

Regarding how to get familiar with vendors, it often helps to join forums like Dread, the Majestic Garden, or The Hub to get feedback from others and learn which vendors are best. In general, it also helps to see which vendors are active on the site, as this is a better indication of where you can find what you need.

How to Buy Products

Buying products, like the rest of CannaHome, is very straightforward. You can either browse through the listings, as indicated above, or you can search for specific vendors and see if they have items that are of interest to you.

If you start with the vendor’s profile, there is a purple button that says “View all Vendor’s Listings,” from which you can see a display of the listings and purchase them. Use the green cart button to buy the item. You will then be taken to a separate page where you enter the quantity of the item you want, your shipping address, etc. You can also view the vendor’s PGP key on this page and choose a shipping method.

On the following page, you can review your order and make any changes, or enter a promo code (if you have one). Here you can also read the vendor’s refund and escrow policy (which we recommend).

Once you complete this section, a little box will pop up that reads “Select Transaction Type.” Just as there used to be on CGMC, there are only two methods of payment on CannaHome: Direct-Pay and Multi-Sig Escrow. Direct-Pay is the equivalent of Finalize Early (FE) on other markets. Multi-Sig Escrow means that the vendor will not be able to withdraw funds until you have received the product and signed off on it with your PGP key.

We recommend using the Multi-Sig Escrow method unless you are very familiar with the vendor and trust them to follow through with the delivery. If you’ve never done a multisig transaction before, CannaHome has a guide to help with this: http://cannabmgae3mkekotfzsyrx5lqg7lj7hgcn6t4rumqqs5vnvmuzsmfqd.onion/p/multisig/

It’s worth noting that CannaHome doesn’t have any on-site wallets either; you need to use your personal bitcoin wallet to send any money. This is done as an anti-scam and anti-theft measure. (We will have some tutorials explaining more about wallets in the near future.) Many of the CannaHome vendors have established reputations on previous markets, which is encouraging for those who have never used this market before.

Once you have finished paying, you can then provide feedback about your experience, if you wish. Checking to see which vendors have the most positive feedback is also a good indication of whom you might want to use, although in some instances, vendors have faked positive feedback before.

Forum

As mentioned earlier, CannaHome’s forum can be accessed from the landing page via the green button. You will then be redirected to a separate page to view it. The forum can be extremely helpful for those who are new to this market, or to darknet markets in general.

Besides being a good place to learn how to use the site, it can also give you a general sense of which vendors are very active, and even be an opportunity to communicate with them directly. Plus, buyers often write vendor reviews on the forum; verified reviews are marked with a yellow box that says “Verified Review” in order to avoid scams.

On the right sidebar, some vendors will also display sales and discounts, so this may be a chance to seek out new products, etc. Plus, the posts are sorted into categories, just like the products on the market.

Support

Like we mentioned in the interface section, CannaHome has two different ways of reaching support. You can use the question mark button on the right sidebar, or you can click the red “Contact Support” button at the bottom of the page. Both will display a box on the right side of the page in which you can enter any questions you might have.

As the market points out, however, you may want to read the FAQ, wiki, or “forum stickies” to see if your question has already been answered before sending a support ticket. When creating a ticket, it helps to be very specific about what your problem is so that the support team can handle it efficiently. Also, they ask for an order ID if your question is regarding a certain item you purchased.

Once you submit a ticket, expect that it may take a short time to be answered, but that they will get back to you eventually.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Easy market to learn and navigate.

  • Many vendors are experienced and have good reputations from previous markets.

  • Forum and support options are very helpful and informative.

Cons

  • Only sells cannabis and shroom-related products. If you’re looking for other categories, try a different marketplace.

  • Doesn’t have a subdread (forum is used instead).

  • Only accepts bitcoin, not other cryptocurrencies like Monero

  • Subcategories aren't listed underneath primary categories.