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Is Your Friendly Neighborhood Postman Stealing Your Weed?
Shipping marijuana via the mail is always a dicey proposition. There is nothing legal about it—the U.S. Postal Service is a federal entity, and federal law trumps state law, making even an in-state cannabis delivery illegal—and tales of dummies literally writing their own indictment on the envelope abound.
And even if the police don’t show up at your door when you were expecting that package of contraband, there’s a serious probability your shipment still disappears, without ever falling into the hands of police. It might have been stolen by the likeliest suspects of all: the government employees handling the mails.
Postal workers discover marijuana in the mail with reliable frequency. USPS found 34,000 pounds of mailed cannabis in 2015, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service—a figure that’s in fact significantly down from the 47,000 pounds found in 2013, the last year before recreational marijuana retail shops opened up in Washington and Colorado—and about 1,000 people are arresting for mailing drugs or drug money every year.
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Florida Regulators Already Trying to Mess With New MMJ Law
After’s California adult-use legalization, the big story from Nov 8 was battleground state Florida, which voted overwhelmingly to legalize medical marijuana with more than 70 percent of the vote.
The bad news is that there’s already a lot wrong with how Florida is choosing to carry out the will of the voters.
Amendment 2, Florida’s new medical marijuana law, is effective on Jan. 3, 2017, but it will be will be many months after that before the first patients receive any cannabis. Exact regulations for the cultivation and selling of which are yet to be determined, but the details may not matter: It’s going to be very hard indeed for even very sick people to acquire any cannabis at all, under initial rules proposed by the state Health Department’s “Office of Compassionate Use.”
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