Guy Delivers ‘Free’ Marijuana On Craigslist To Outsmart Laws
Selling weed on Craigslist is obviously illegal, but one Massachusetts man came up with a pretty clever way toВ get the job done.
According to Kindland, a quick-thinking entrepreneur in the cannabis industry used Craigslist, under the name “Corey,” to sell really expensive empty baggies. Depending on how much you paid for a baggie, you would get a “free” gift.
That “free” gift was marijuana.
In other words, Corey charged $20 for an empty baggie, which would then come with a complimentary gift of a gram of weed. In Massachusetts,В it’s currently legal to give away up to an ounce of marijuana.
A deep-pocketed buyer would be able to purchase an empty baggie for $325 which would come with “27.8g of any or multiple strains” of marijuana as a gift.
Here’s a screenshot of the original Craigslist ad, which claims to give away a “free” gift along with an empty baggie ranging from $20-$325.
According to the post, other selling points include:
- Offering dispensary grade marijuana, at below market price!
- Multiple strains
- Fast response and delivery
- Clean, precise, professional grade digital scales
- New strains daily
- Respectful, mature, discreet staff
Perhaps the best part about this is the disclaimer that originally came along with the Craigslist post on January 1. The disclaimer reads,
Disclaimer: I am selling you an empty bag. Marijuana placed in that empty sandwich bag is simply a legal gift, Not connected in any way to my sale.
While that seems to be pretty straightforward,В Massachusetts’s own Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan disagrees. Sullivan spoke toВ New England Public Radio, saying,
To say an empty baggie costs $350 is ridiculous. I think it’s a clear fraud on its face.
That same day, Corey updated the disclaimer. It read,
I’m sorry sick people of Massachusetts that you have to come to a site like this. But what other choice do we have. We must help each other. I will not let you good people of Massachusetts suffer. I’m a good friend. I’m not advertising free marijuana gifts. Oh no. I’m just saying that I’m awesome. E-mail me and we can go out for dinner. And talk more about the subject. Smoke a fatty. And chill. I’m not advertising free marijuana gifts. Hope to meet up soon.
Smooth. Really smooth!
Let’s hope Corey doesn’t get in too much trouble.
It seems like officials are on to his elaborate scheme. It also seems like he genuinely cares about the “great people” looking to get their hands on some dank weed in Massachusetts.
Or maybe he just grew too much of it and actually needs to give some away.
Selling weed on Craigslist is obviously illegal, but one Massachusetts man came up with a pretty clever way toВ get the job done. According to Kindland, a quick-thinking entrepreneur in the cannabis industry used Craigslist, under the name "Corey,"вЂ¦
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017
DENVER – Weed on Craigslist? It is widely for sale in Colorado, but legislation moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those who sell marijuana illegally using online ads.
A bill approved unanimously by the state Senate on Monday would make it a misdemeanor to advertise pot if the person does not have a license to sell the drug.
It’s already a crime to sell pot without a license in Colorado, but it’s not illegal to place an advertisement for weed. That means law enforcement has a hard time going after those who skirt the law by posting marijuana for sale by the pound online and hoping police don’t show up to see them make a black-market sale.
Like other legal-pot states, Colorado is trying to crack down on the lingering black market for marijuana as it awaits word on how President Donald Trump’s administration will approach states violating federal drug law.
“If you don’t have a license to sell marijuana, you may not advertise to sell marijuana,” said Democratic Sen. Irene Aguilar of Denver, sponsor of the bill.
There is no official projection of how many people would be charged with a new crime of advertising pot without a license. But Aguilar told the Senate that on a single day in Denver, authorities found more than 690 ads on Craigslist for marijuana, almost all of it likely being sold outside the regulated market.
Under former President Barack Obama, a memo to weed states directed them to try to keep marijuana out of the black market. But the memo had no force of law and could simply be rewritten by the next attorney general.
Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is awaiting confirmation as attorney general and opposes legal marijuana.
Trump in his inaugural address Friday said drugs “have stolen too many lives.” The president did not elaborate on which drugs or how he planned to address the nation’s drug problem.
One more formal vote on the Colorado advertising bill is required in the Senate before it heads to the House.
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Weed on Craigslist? It is widely for sale in Colorado, but legislation moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those who sell marijuana illegally using online ads. A bill approved unanimously by the state Senate on Monday would make it a misdemeanor to advertise pot if the person does not have a license to sell the drug.