A Complete Guide to Using the Cannazon Market

Cannazon Market quietly acquired a steady and loyal following since opening for business in the first quarter of 2018, happy to welcome in consumers and merchants looking for new places to buy and sell cannabis-related products. It has a significant number of positive evaluations on several darknet market review sites and is regarded as relatively trustworthy when compared to other comparable markets. To prevent potential involvement from US-based law enforcement agencies, it solely serves non-US consumers, which means you’ll have to search elsewhere if you need items transported to the US (CannaHome is a worthy alternative in this regard).

Cannazon differs from other darknet markets in that it allows you to browse product listings before registering for an account. This means you can get a solid idea of what the market has to offer before signing up for an account. The market’s structure is pretty simple, and it features relatively advanced filtering capabilities as well as a decent search function. This makes it simple to identify not only the product you need, but also a vendor ready to ship to your region.

Cannazon is a tad on the small side, with only slightly more than 2,000 products currently available; nevertheless, many of its vendors are highly respectable, with hundreds of trades previously completed on the market. Cannazon offers Monero in addition to Bitcoin, which is fantastic for people who respect their anonymity and wish to pay with a coin that cannot be traced back to them via the blockchain. Cannazon takes client security very seriously, proposing that users connect to the site solely using the privacy-focused Tails OS and providing PGP encryption for all communications on the site.

Cannazon was one of the first markets to use a “wallet-less” method, which means that funds are never kept directly in a central wallet owned by the market. It instead provides two payment options: Escrow and Finalize Early. Because there are no exchange-owned funds to be taken, the chance of a hacking attempt or exit scam is greatly reduced. Escrowed monies can always be transferred by the buyer and seller and do not require action by their exchange. Overall, Cannazon appears to be a fairly dependable operation, with little downtime and a large selection of mirrors to pick from.

Cannazon Market Quick Facts

  • Cannazon Link: 7ztto56gljr4ldz7uzx7hsi2fenhq262wpi3pnjbgvhmoky3b2xvg7id.onion
  • Founded: March 2018
  • Number of listings: 2,110 (as of February 2020)
  • Listing categories: Weed, Hash, Concentrates, Edibles, Seeds, Other
  • Coins accepted: Bitcoin (BTC), Monero (XMR)
  • Multisignature escrow: Yes
  • Finalize Early (FE) Allowed: Yes
  • Vendor bond: $250

Prior to Beginning

Before you begin using Cannazon Market or any other darknet market, you need be familiar with a few fundamental fundamentals. To begin, download and install the Tor browser, which will allow you to connect to darknet websites (of which Cannazon Market is one). While the Tor browser masks your connection to the sites you visit when you use it, your IP provider may still be aware that you are accessing the Tor network, so if you value true anonymity when connecting to the darknet, it is recommended that you purchase a VPN (virtual private network) service to remove the connection between your IP and Tor.

If you want to increase your anonymity, install the Tails OS, which forces all internet connectivity through TOR and can be loaded on a USB device. When Tails is shut down, all traces of activities in its history are erased. More instructions on installing the Tails operating system can be found here. Tails installation is not required because you may access all Cannazon features using a conventional Tor browser, however Cannazon does advocate it.

You will also need prior experience purchasing and sending cryptocurrency. Learn the fundamentals of transmitting Bitcoin from one address to another, as well as how to identify and enter Bitcoin addresses, assign transaction fees, and what a blockchain confirmation is. Sending BTC or any cryptocurrency to the incorrect address can be an expensive, irreversible blunder with no recourse, therefore it’s a good idea to understand how to move it before attempting to do so for the first time.

Be wary of phishing websites.

The official URL(s) of the market website is one of the most critical things to know before attempting to open an account at any darknet market (are). Many darknet markets are targeted by phishing attempts, in which a fake replica of the website is created and links to it are published on the internet in an attempt to trick unsuspecting users into entering their user names and passwords. The phisher will then use your credentials to check on to the actual market website and steal whatever funds you may have.

To avoid phishing websites, only copy/paste links that you have previously saved for safe-keeping or that can be located on the Cannazon page at dark fail. This website only hosts links validated by the markets themselves by signature from their PGP key, and it is widely regarded as one of the most reliable sources of darkweb links.


How to Make an Account

Copy and paste a Cannazon Market URL found on dark fail or DarkNetOne into your Tor browser. This is how the landing page should look:

To proceed, input the captcha and press “Enter.” You will be taken to the market’s home page, which will look like this:

Hover over the words My Account on this page to bring up the “Register” option. Click on that to access the account signup page, which looks like this:

Create a unique user name that is not associated with any of your online identities, enter a strong password of 8 or more characters (a random combination of lower- and upper-case letters and numbers is recommended), repeat password entry, then enter a Password Reset code that can be used to recover your password if you forget it (ideally something easier to remember than your password), and repeat password entry. Before you continue, make sure you have saved your user name, password, and password reset code somewhere safe that you will remember.

After saving this information, click the green “Register” button. Your account will be established, and you will be returned to the market’s home page. There are a couple more steps you must do before you can make purchases. To begin, hover your cursor over your user name to the right of the top search bar. Next to the Account Settings tab, you’ll notice a red stop sign and an orange caution sign.

Click that button to get to your Account Settings page. You must enter a Bitcoin (BTC) address (or an XMR address if using Monero) for refunds, as well as your PGP public key, so that vendors and other members can encrypt messages to you.

Then, under Multisig settings, copy and paste your bitcoin master public key. To generate a compressed public key, go to coinb.in/#newAddress and click “Generate” without altering any settings. This will generate a Bitcoin address, public key, and private key; however, only the public key (the middle box) is required:

You don’t have to remember the generated Bitcoin address or private key, but you will need the public key to sign off on 2/3 multisignature transactions.

Press the green “Update Settings” button after entering your refund address(es), Bitcoin public key, and PGP public key. If you input everything correctly, you will be taken to the next screen, which will show a message encrypted with your PGP public key. It should look like this after decrypting the message and entering the code supplied in the message:

Enter the decoded message’s code and click “Save PGP Key.” If you entered the code properly, you will be returned to the Account Settings page, with the message Profile was successfully saved! at the top of the screen. The red stop sign is no longer displayed next to the Account Settings tab, but the orange caution indicator remains. This is a reminder to enable Two-Factor Authentication (2-FA) for your account, which will require you to decode a message using your PGP key each time you log in. If you value security and want to reduce your chances of getting phished, tick the Two-factor authentication box and click “Update Settings” once more.

Exploring the Market

Cannazon’s style is quite user friendly, and you have several filter choices to narrow down your search for the product you’re looking for. When you initially log in, the main screen displays popular items by default, which are gradually replaced by items connected to your prior searches. You can browse by product category, which includes the following, in addition to a general search box at the top of the screen:

  • Weed (divided into Indica, Sativa, Hybrid, and Other)
  • Hash (divided into Afghan, Morocco, Lebanese, and Other)
  • Concentrates (capsules, sprays, vape cartridges, resin, wax, and others)
  • Edibles (divided into Cookies, Sweets, and Other)
  • Seeds (for home growing)
  • Other (pre-rolls, hemp oil, cleansing products, etc.)

Down below the product categories are the filter options, which include:

  • Search term
  • Price (min/max)
  • Price per unit (min/max)
  • Vendor (by name)
  • Currency (Bitcoin or Monero)
  • Shipping To / Shipping From (by country)

Of course, you’ll want to reduce the option by the country in which you live, which will immediately remove at least some products, but don’t make your search too narrow or it may return no results.

Each product listing will include the price (in euros, which can be modified in your Account Settings to other currencies), description, vendor name, positive vs. negative reviews, and Ships from and Ships to countries.

Making a Purchase

When you’ve chosen a product you want to buy, click on it to get more information. The following information is provided about the product: the price in euros, the payment method(s), the currencies accepted, and the price in acceptable currencies.

Before making a purchase, we recommend that you click on the seller’s name to view important information about the vendor, such as their return policy and user ratings. Cannazon URL employs a thumbs up / thumbs down rating system, which allows you to examine the overall amount of favorable vs. negative evaluations obtained by a vendor from their clients. You can also check their total number of completed orders, the date their account was created, the last time they logged in, and the total number of ratings they have received on other markets (if applicable).

Return to the product listing page and click the green “Add to Cart” button if you are pleased with the vendor details. You will then be taken to your cart page, which will look somewhat like this:

You can change the shipment method, as well as the quantity, payment method, and currency of payment, here. For the sake of this guide, we will just make a Bitcoin payment and use the Escrow payment option (for an explanation of the difference between Escrow and Finalize Early, you can read their respective sections below). If you are satisfied with your purchase, click the “Proceed to Checkout” button. You will then be taken to the Checkout page.

Enter your encrypted shipping information (name and address) for the merchant here. While a “PGP Auto Encrypt” checkbox is available next to the shipping details field, Cannazon recommends that you encrypt the details yourself using your own PGP software. Scroll to the bottom of the screen to find the vendor’s PGP public key. You must import the vendor’s PGP public key into your PGP client by saving it as a text file and utilizing the Import function of the client. After that, create a text file containing your ship-to name and address, copy it to your clipboard, then close the text file without saving it. Then, using the vendor’s PGP key as the receiver, encrypt the contents on your clipboard with your PGP client. Copy the encrypted contents and paste them into the encrypted message text area. When done correctly, it should appear like this:

Next, select the “I have read and agree to the vendor’s regulations” box beneath, then scroll down to find a little captcha-type problem in which you are requested to enter a certain character displayed in your current URL. After you’ve entered the needed letter, click “Place your purchase.” You will then be sent to the Order Details screen.

You will be given a Bitcoin address to which you will send a payment for the exact amount displayed above the payment address. You will have 30 minutes to finish the transaction before it is re-priced and must be re-entered. When payment is detected, the order is marked as paid. Once the network has confirmed your Bitcoin transaction, the order information will be sent to the vendor, who will begin preparing your item.

Notifications will be sent to you with information on the status of your order. After receiving it, you must “Finalize” the order so that payment may be delivered to the vendor. If you do not get your order within the time frame stated by the seller, or if there is an issue with the quality of your order, you can “Dispute” it. Your cash will be reimbursed if the Cannazon staff rules in your favor. If they rule in favor of the vendor, the monies will be transferred to them.

What does Escrow mean?

Cannazon Market’s default buying option is escrow. For each market buy, a new multisignature address representing that transaction is established, which your bitcoin public key is used to sign. A multisig address, unlike most other bitcoin addresses, requires the signature of two of the three parties allocated control of the address (or 2 of 2 in the case of Finalize Early). This means that a combination of the vendor and the exchange can initiate the transaction to transfer funds to the vendor, or that if the exchange is unavailable for whatever reason, the buyer and seller can still complete the transaction without the exchange’s involvement.

The Escrow option is the default and suggested by Cannazon since it means your cash can only be released to the vendor after you have received and approved your goods. If there is a disagreement and the market rules in your favor, your coins will be reimbursed to the refund address you specified. If the market decides in the vendor’s favor, they will co-sign a transaction to release the cash. In any case, this implies that the monies are never directly kept by Cannazon, which means they cannot be taken from or by them in the event of a sudden collapse.

What does Finalize Early (FE) mean?

Vendors with some experience can gain and enable Finalize Early (FE) privileges, which allow them to skip the escrow holding period if the buyer decides to make a transaction this way. FE is a rare occurrence on Cannazon and is only granted to merchants that have fulfilled hundreds of orders with a total rating of 90% or higher positive feedback. The market does not refund funds for FE listings, but the vendor can do it at any time.

Before purchasing a product from a vendor whose listings are set to FE, make careful to check the most current consumer comments. If you have a problem with a FE purchase, Cannazon’s support will most likely be unable to assist you, and your only option will be to leave a poor review for the vendor.

How do I know whether I’m purchasing an Escrow or Direct Pay listing?

In the product listing page, each listing will indicate “Multisig Escrow” and/or “FE.” Remember that just because a vendor has FE rights does not guarantee that all of their listings will have that choice; some may be escrow-only. Also, just because a seller has FE enabled does not mean that your transaction will proceed well. Buyers often have the option of purchasing using Escrow, however some vendors will also provide FE, while some will exclusively offer FE.


You are now prepared to begin using the Cannazon Market. You are likely to have a positive experience here if you follow the ideas in this guide and use strong security and privacy precautions, as well as some basic common sense.

Always remember that knowing what you’re doing before you start is critical, especially when it comes to something as delicate as bitcoin and darknet markets. While Cannazon Market is well-regarded in the community, keep in mind that when transacting on any darknet market, safety and security are of the utmost importance. As a result, before making a purchase, don’t be afraid to seek answers to any queries you may have.

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