Marijuana Age Verify



Get website age verification running in minutes with turnkey settings for medical and recreational cannabis. Marijuana Age Verify is used worldwide by dispensary websites, WooCommerce shops, and age restricted CBD or cannabis content.

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 see Age Verify in action.

Standard Live Demo | Premium Live Demo


Take the guesswork out of website age verification.

  • One-click turnkey configuration:
    • 21+ Recreational
    • 18+ Medical
    • 18+ Recreational
    • 19+ Recreational
    • 18+ Medical with 21+ Recreational [PREMIUM]
  • Instantly restricts pages, products and posts.
  • [PREMIUM] Free-form option to fully customize verification.


Packed with high quality features.

  • Modern Yes/No buttons.
  • Fullscreen window hides page.
  • Stacking with scrolling disabled.
  • Can’t be stopped by popup blockers. 
  • SEO friendly; allows search crawlers.
  • Fast loading, responsive, and ADA compliant.
  • Session cookie prevents repeating after verification.
  • [PREMIUM] Return visitor “remember me” checkbox.


Turnkey options pre-configured for the cannabis industry.

  • Default text for age prompt, buttons and error message.
  • Add disclaimer text.
  • Exclude logged-in users.
  • Testing Mode previews the screen while hidden from visitors.
  • Built-in cache & cookie clearing updates display.
  • [PREMIUM] Translation ready custom text option
  • [PREMIUM] Add your logo and welcome message.
  • [PREMIUM] New! SMARTtext color automation sets optimal contrast.
  • [PREMIUM] Set background transparency to hide page 0-100%.


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:

  • Translation Ready
  • Edit All Text
  • Logo & Color Options
  • Set Background Transparency
  • Add Welcome Message
  • Return Visitor Checkbox
  • Med + Rec Turnkey Option
    Free 14-Day Trial (no credit card) Install the free plugin then start trial from the settings page.


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


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Disclaimer: While we do our best to provide age verification using the widely used web standards, 5 Star Plugins cannot guarantee legal compliance. 5 Star Plugins is not a legal service and cannot provide legal advice. Please consult your local laws and legal counsel.


  • 21+ recreational cannabis age verify window – Standard
  • 18+ medical cannabis age verify window – Standard
  • 19+ recreational cannabis age verify window – Standard
  • Options and settings in WordPress Dashboard – Standard
  • 18+ medical and 21+ recreational cannabis together window – Premium
  • Design options and additional settings in WordPress Dashboard – Premium


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 it to start showing. Visit our plugin set-up guide for instructions.


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 use the “contact us” form to request tech support from the plugin settings page.

Will it automatically start popping up?

Once you activate the plugin verification 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 setup my plugin to begin working?

Visit the plugin settings page to enable verification and select a turnkey configuration. During setup we recommend using Testing Mode to preview age verification hidden from visitors. When it’s ready to be seen by the public, select “show verification”. Set “disable verification” to stop it 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. The Premium plugin is translation ready.

Are multiple languages supported for translation?

The Premium plugin is translation ready. Upgrade to Premium to use the “Free-form” option to customize all text that displays to visitors. Marijuana Age Verify was developed in the U.S. with default text written in English. Language support is coming soon to our plugin settings page on the backend.

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. Edit background color and transparency, and add a logo and welcome message with Marijuana Age Verify Premium.

How does preview work?

Testing Mode allows admins to preview verification without visitors seeing it. After configuring plugin settings, visit your site to view the verification screen. Built-in cache clearing will help refresh the display when settings are saved. Step-by-step Preview Guide

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.
Excluded? If using the “except 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. Clear your browser cookie
Troubleshooting Guide

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. Improve the user experience by offering a return visitor cookie to remember customers, available with Premium upgrade. If you’ve clicked “yes” while testing age verification, you can use the clear cookie button from the settings page.

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 a bonus 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.


April 11, 2019
Take two – my first review was removed for some odd location reason so I am reposting. This does not change my original feedback on this plugin… I’d be happy to share my live website to view where this plugin is used should the moderators want to reach out. I am using the 18+ age verification on my cannabis blog and it works great. It was easy to select an age requirement and I like that all of the messaging is built into the plugin. Added a logo and colors to match the rest of our branding. My first requirement for design was to build a mobile-first website since most blog readers are on portable devices these days. The age verification window is very mobile responsive while keeping the copy and buttons legible and in view. The Pro version added a checkbox for return visitors so my verified adults could return to my B2B site without having to deal with the form again. The last version update fixed a few minor bugs.
April 11, 2019 1 reply
It works!! As a cannabis start-up, the “21+ up” thing was one more hurdle to jump over when building out my website. This plugin made that problem go away! The developers of this plugin are a great group. I initially encountered a slight bug when I installed this plugin, but the developers were quick to get it resolved. 5-stars all around.
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  • Updated: Better sanitization of disclaimer text to avoid potential XSS issues. Update Freemius SDK to v2.6.2. Added page exclusion option to Premium.


  • Updated: Freemius SDK to v2.5.10


  • Updated: Updated Freemius SDK to privacy-focused v2.5.5, and bump WP Tested version to 6.2.


  • Fixed: Realtime Check fix
  • Updated: Admin UI and display improvements, Freemius SDK to latest, and bump WP compatibility version to latest.


  • Updated: Fixes cookie path, fixes clear cookie button.


  • Updated: Small bug fixes skipping cookie when admin. Updates Freemius SDK with improvements and security fixes, and bump WP compatibility version to 5.9.1.


  • Updated: Small bug fixes in admin. Freemius SDK with improvements and security fixes, and bump WP compatibility version to 5.9.1.


  • Updated: Freemius SDK with improvements and security fixes, and bump WP compatibility version to 5.9.1.


  • 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.