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Marijuana Age Verify

5 Avg. Rating
700 Installs
Tested with WordPress 5.8.1

by 5 Star Plugins.

Adds an age verification popup to cannabis, CBD or dispensary websites. Turnkey setup takes minutes. New language translation option.


Get website age verification running in minutes with turnkey settings for medical and recreational cannabis. Used worldwide by dispensary websites and age restricted CBD and cannabis sites.

Marijuana Age Verify was developed in the United States by 5 Star Plugins. The free standard plugin has everything you need to age gate visitors. Marijuana Age Verify Premium provides advanced features with Premium support.


Visit a live demo to experience the popup. A fullscreen window hides the page behind a slightly transparent black background. The Premium plugin demo shows the possibilities with our easy-to-use design options.

Standard Live Demo | Premium Live Demo


Take the guesswork out of website age verification.
* Turnkey configuration for:
* 21+ Recreational
* 18+ Medical
* 18+ Recreational
* 19+ Recreational
* 18+ Medical with 21+ Recreational [PREMIUM]
* Fullscreen window restricts pages, products and posts sitewide.
* [PREMIUM] NEW Free-form option to customize verification.


Packed with high quality features.
* Verify using Yes/No buttons.
* Can’t be stopped by popup blockers. 
* SEO friendly; does not block search crawlers.
* Fast loading, responsive, and ADA compliant.
* Stacking with scrolling disabled.
* Session cookie prevents repeating after verification.
* Exclude stie admins from getting the popup.
* NEW “Testing Mode” preview the popup while hidden from visitors.
* [PREMIUM] Return visitor cookie “remember me” checkbox.


Turnkey options pre-configured for the cannabis industry.
* Default text for age prompt, buttons and error message.
* Add optional disclaimer text.
* NEW Built-in cache clearing updates display.
* [PREMIUM] NEW Customize or translate text.
* [PREMIUM] Add your logo.
* [PREMIUM] Add headline and welcome text.
* [PREMIUM] Set button colors.
* [PREMIUM] Set background color and transparency.


Marijuana Age Verify is developed and supported by 5 Star Plugins in the United States. Our technology goes through rigorous testing for the highest quality code written by WordPress experts. Standard plugin updates are free to maintain compatibility with the current version of WordPress, security fixes, and user improvements.


5 Star Plugins is here to support standard plugin users in the Support Forum. Receive priority email support after purchasing Marijuana Age Verify Premium.

Premium Benefits:
* Customize Branding
* Custom Text & Translation Option
* Add Headline & Welcome Text
* Remember Return Visitors
* Med + Rec Turnkey Combo
Free Trial Install the standard plugin then click the 14-day free trial link (risk free, no credit card).


Submit a bug report using the “contact us” form from our plugin menu in your WordPress dashboard. Please do not post security concerns to the WordPress forum as it could heighten a real security threat. Visit our Support Center to learn more about bug reporting and support options.


Love this plugin? Please submit a review, we’d appreciate your kind words.

Disclaimer: While we do our best to provide age verification using the most widely used web standards for cannabis, 5 Star Plugins does not guarantee legal compliance for any user, business or website. 5 Star Plugins is not a legal service and cannot provide legal advice. Please review your local laws and consult a lawyer in cannabis compliance for information to ensure this plugin meets your needs.

Go to Plugins -> Add New, search for the name of the plugin, and then find it in the list, and click Install Now, then Activate.

Or use the manual upload method if you have a plugin ZIP file:

  1. Click the Upload option. Choose the plugin zip file. Click the Upload button.
  2. Activate the plugin.

After activation -> head to the plugin page located in the left side menu. Select a turnkey setting and enable verification for the popup to start showing. Visit our plugin set-up guide for instructions. If you don’t see the popup read this.

Where do I get support?

Visit the support forum for questions about the free standard plugin. If you’ve upgraded, please do not post questions about Premium to the forum. Premium members should head to our Support Center or send an email using the “contact us” form available from our plugin menu in your WordPress dashboard.

Will it automatically start popping up?

Once you activate the plugin the popup is disabled by default. The plugin will not begin showing until settings are configured.

Where do I go to edit plugin options?

After successful installation and activation of this plugin, go to “Marijuana Age Verify” in your WordPress Dashboard located in the left sidebar.

How do I set-up my plugin to begin working?

All you need to do is enable verification and select a turnkey configuration for your popup to begin working. During set-up we recommend using “testing mode” to preview design while it is hidden from visitors. When it’s ready to be seen by the public, select “show verification to all visitors.” If you’d prefer to bypass the popup while working on the website, use “show verification except to logged-in users.” It will also exclude subscribers, such as eCommerce customers or members, from seeing it after they’ve signed in. Set “disable verification” to stop the popup from showing completely.

Can I edit the default text?

Default text is not editable in the standard plugin except for an empty disclaimer text field. Upgrade to the Premium plugin for a free-form option to edit all text fields.

Are multiple languages supported for translation?

A new self translation option is available when you upgrade to Premium. Use the “Free-form” setting to customize text that displays on the popup window: age prompt, disclaimer, button text, and the error message. There are currently no translation tools or language versions. Marijuana Age Verify was developed in the U.S. with default text written in English.

Can I edit the design and add a logo?

The display is independent of Theme CSS to ensure a consistent and clean user experience. It will use your theme’s font family to match website fonts. Visitors will see a hint of your web page behind an elegant black opaque background. The background color and transparency can be edited with Premium. With Marijuana Age Verify Premium you can add a logo and headline, or customize colors, opacity and text.

Can I preview the popup on my website?

Our new “Testing Mode” allows admins to preview the popup without website visitors seeing it. See our screenshots and live demo sites to view examples. After configuring plugin settings, visit your website to view your live popup. Our built in cache clearing feature will help refresh the display each time you hit save. Keep in mind that a session cookie will prevent age verify from showing repeatedly after your first verification. You’ll need to reset your browser or use a private window to see it over again.

Why isn’t my age verify window displaying?

There are several reasons you might not see the popup although it is working correctly.
Enabled? Verification is disabled by default until you select “enable verification” in plugin settings. Until then, visitors will not see a popup.
Excluded? If using the “except to to logged in users” setting, the popup will not show while you are logged in.
Verified? If you’ve recently completed verification yourself, it will not show again due to the session cookie. You can still check to see if your popup window is firing to new visitors by opening your website in an incognito window. Or reset your browser by logging out, closing down your browser, and then reopening your website without logging in. If it still doesn’t seem to be working, take steps to rule out caching or conflicting plugins.

How does the cookie work?

The plugin uses a standard cookie for the duration of the user’s session. This prevents the popup from showing on every page after the visitor has verified. Once they close the browser window and exit your website the session ends. Age verification will display again when they return to the website. Set a return visitor cookie when you upgrade to Premium.

What age does this validate?

The standard plugin offers turnkey configurations to validate medical or recreational cannabis ages ranging 18+, 19+ and 21+. Marijuana Age Verify Premium provides a free-form option to fully customize age verification to any age. It also includes an additional turnkey option to verify 18+ medical and 21+ recreational together for dual dispensaries.

Will it show ads on my website or collect data?

Our plugin is 100% ad free and we do not collect or store visitor data.

I have other questions.

If your question is not listed here visit our knowledge base.


  • Update: Improved instant overlay display, skipping the cache bypass check; Added an option to the enable cache-bypass check; Added Clear Cookie button in Settings.


  • Fixed: Premium only – fixed Free-Form header visibility bug.


  • Added: Cache clearing on save (for specific caching systems), Admin-Only Test Mode, Free-form text editing to Premium version.
  • Updated: Copy and FAQs, plugin settings improvements.
  • Fixed: Fix small bugs, improved CSS tweaks, responsive display improvements.


  • Updated: Updated Freemius SDK, bump compatibility to 5.7.


  • Updated: Updated Freemius SDK, responsive CSS tweaks.


  • Fixed: Improve Logo centering for better theme compatibility, and ADA via adding alt text to Premium version logo image.


  • Fixed: Improve ADA via .focus() when showing popup.


  • Fixed: Fix small bugs, improved responsive CSS tweaks, updated copy and FAQs, updated Freemius SDK.


  • Fixed: Fix reported sporadic Yes button admin-ajax errors preventing dismissal of the overlay, especially in Safari.


  • Fixed: Headline text field now fixed, sorry about that issue.
  • Fixed: Removed default disclaimer text due to the new field being displayed immediately. We will add some default text that you can review before saving/displaying soon.


  • Fixed: Premium JS display logic issue resolved, Premium version confirmation is now instant – no ajax delay.
  • Fixed: New JS based body CSS to resolve scroll issues after confirmation.


  • Fixed: Improved JS-based display and cookie logic to resolve issues with cached scripts.
  • Added: Customizable age headline and disclaimer text.


  • Fix: Fix small jQuery issues with some themes, and revamped CSS classes, please clear page and CDN caches, and adjusted media buttons.


  • Fix: Caching of non-overlay page fixed, page/server/CDN cache should be cleared on activation. H1/H2 size and color issues fixed. Fix logo max-height issue.


  • Fix: Caching of non-overlay page fixed, page/server/CDN cache should be cleared on activation. H1/H2 size and color issues fixed. Fix logo max-height issue.


  • Fix: jquery issue.


  • Added: remove logo button. Added introductory offer for Premium version.


  • Initial release.