Marijuana giveaways raise interesting questions
A new Colorado law OKs recreational use of pot, but selling it remains illegal. However, a loophole is prompting some questionable business practices.
Here's one way to increase foot traffic at your out-of-the-way store: offer a free gift of marijuana with every purchase of $30 or more.
That's the approach one Colorado “head shop” is taking. The Denver Post reports the shop recently put an ad on Craigslist in an effort to attract more customers to its relatively remote site near the city's Sports Authority Field at Mile High (insert your joke here).
"The marijuana is not for sale," the store's owner told the Post. "You're actually purchasing smoking accessories, tobacco, T-shirts, fine art. As a gift for them patronizing our store, we're giving them 2 grams of marijuana for free.... It's just an incentive."
The offer, and others like it, are also coming under scrutiny from both sides of the cannabis issue in Colorado. And it could have an impact on the future of marijuana sales elsewhere in the U.S.
Voters in the state passed Amendment 64 last November, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana by adults. You can also legally "gift" a certain amount of marijuana to someone else. But it's still illegal in Colorado to buy or sell cannabis for recreational purposes -- at least until next year, when communities can decide to allow or ban local retail pot shops.
Medical marijuana is already legal and a big business in Colorado, and this acceptance, along with the apparent legal loophole in Amendment 64 has, for the moment, encouraged others in the cannabis industry to try their luck with "free" pot.
A Colorado Springs delivery service recently came under law enforcement scrutiny for offering door-to-door marijuana deliveries in exchange for "suggested donation[s] towards researching [marijuana] and improving our cultivation operation,” according to the city's Independent newspaper,
Some cannabis-oriented clubs also offer free marijuana -- after you pay an admission fee.
Supporters of Amendment 64 say there's some legal backing for the concept of trading marijuana without "remuneration" for a service, donation or item.
But marijuana is still illegal under federal law, and local law enforcement officials in Colorado are wise to the game as well.
"If I show up at your house with less than an ounce of marijuana, I'm 21, you're 21, and I say, 'Hey dude, it cost me 50 bucks in gas to get over here,' and you give me 50 bucks for my gas, there's nothing illegal," Lt. Mark Comte with Colorado Springs Police told the Independent.
"I mean, you and I both know what's going on with it,” he said, “but they know what the loopholes are right now."
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Colorado you elected a Gov who made his priorities developing the Front Range and corridors instead of protecting the State you reside in...and on top of that he hired illegals in his restaurant...one of which brutally murdered a Denver Police Officer who had a new baby...the wife of the Gov when interviewed didn't even seem bothered...it was just something else to write about for her... tell that to the child who will never know his father.
Illegals aka LaRaza=666=The Race...the predominance of those whom are cowards, deceptive EVIL Traitors Within giving it all away making our Open Borders CriminalIllegal Alien Invaders their priority---just like ROme...when it burned...
Do Unto Others As You WOuld Have THem Do Unto YOU void in the above examples like those with the "sanctuary cities" from government to churches....
Meanwhile, you dare send our sons, daughters, fathers, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, mothers, fathers, even grandmothers and grandfathers off to foreign soil as US Military each generation to be systematically sacrificed for the Open Borders Criminal Illegal Alien Invaders...
Harbinger warned...your souls are bought and paid for one-way Devil to El Infierno direct...eternally.
Way overdue...no pun intended...
The feds are wrong and they know it.
There's always going to be some sh!t head somewhere trying to fcuk your sh!t up cuz they dont like it.
Nice to hear at least one cop using COMMON SENSE when discussing the pot issue. He knows the law, and most businesses with ties to pot know the law as well. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. There are plenty of REAL criminals to go after out there!
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Definitely not a State on my Bucket List now that I've retired. Shows you where their elected officials priorities lie i.e. tax revenue to keep their jobs and not doing the right things for children. Rocky Mountain High is a DISGRACE.
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