Shipping Marijuana – lucky or not?
“No more than five years in prison for the first offense under 50 grams for trafficking a Schedule I drug, and it continues to climb dramatically when you ship larger amounts of cannabis. “
In case if you ship medical cannabis and get hassled at some point, you certainly need to have a valid medical marijuana card from a licensed cannabis doctor on you that allows you to possess, transport and use medical pot.
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The U.S. postal service played a huge role in the so-called war on marijuana. It’s become publicly known that the real gangs, the cartels that are so intertwined with many government organizations and officials at all levels, caused the real damage and problems. At the same time, the smaller guys, little dealers, and your regular John are the ones that get busted via the U.S. postal service for shipping even the smallest quantities of medical cannabis.
Is it Risky to Mail Weed instate?
Right now, the Federal government and its agencies do not necessarily abide by the Constitution nor respect state law and rights of individuals. The F.E.D.S basically did whatever they wanted. Once in a while, they got slapped in court for ridiculous transgressions, like raiding a state-licensed CBD producer – arresting the C.E.O.- and freezing their bank accounts. Such a mess!
“However, this is not the case with the U.S.P.S. U.S.P.S. employees work for the government and are government employees. They are the federal government, and they need a search warrant to access your package/mail. Both FedEx and U.P.S. are strongly encouraged to work with law enforcement. They report any package that looks like drugs or smell like it. U.S.P.S. is offering $50,000 to any person who provides info that leads to the arrest of a drug dealer.”
Pot detection devices can detect pot by sensing volatile elements that seep out of packages. Also, X-Ray scanners can pick up images that recognize organic matter, such as cannabis.
Drug-sniffing dogs smell out odors that come out of containers, luggage, and even plastic bags. Don`t forget, dogs are 50 to 100 times more sensitive to smells than us! So when you can smell something, the sniffing dogs will likely freak out. Try to test your package by putting some smelly material in the container and leave it in a zip lock bag for some time. Then open the zip lock package and see if you can smell it.
“The U.S. postal service is used to facilitate drug operations… It is hard to believe what amount of drugs are get pumped into communities all around our country through our mail system every day, and we have to find a way to deal with that mess.” – U.S. Government
If you have a medical marijuana card there is a small chance that you might get arrested for being in possession of cannabis;
Shipping Edibles Through the Postmail
In cases like these, rogue D.E.A. intimidates and rough houses “suspected drug dealers,” saying they are doing their job, rooting out drug traffickers. Well, CBD is not a drug; it’s non-psychoactive. It’s only function is to heal. Marijuana’s CBD component seems to be the most medicinal of all marijuana components. In states where medical cannabis is legal:
- opiate sales and consumption drops,
- overdose drops,
- driving under the influence drops.
It’s clear; medical cannabis is the number one enemy of big pharmaceutical companies and the alcohol industry. A handful of old-fashioned dudes, big old money owns this alco-med cartels and pulls strings in D.C. Crazy?
The U.S.P.S., as a Federal agency, complies with the said cartel and works with the D.E.A. to enforce anti-trafficking laws and regulations. Though, technically, it may be legal to ship medical cannabis within your state, but who knows how Fed`s will act at any point in the future regardless of the law.
“When postage crosses state borders, the crime instantly becomes federal. Remember, in the eyes of the federal law, medical pot is still considered a drug with no medicinal value. One more thing, even if you did not mail the package and are only the recipient, your participation in the planning of the shipping makes you just as guilty as the person who sent the package.”
Online Drug Dealers: The Silk Road Case
The Silk Road website was an online dark-net platform for selling illegal drugs and substances. It was established as a Tor hidden service. Users were able to buy drugs anonymously. The recipient could be charged with drug trafficking if a drug was purchased on the Silk Road. Silk Road was popular in states where medical cannabis was illegal.
“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is committed to eradicating illegal drugs and their proceeds from the U.S. Mail. We pursue traffickers of all forms of illegal drugs—including medical pot, which remains illegal under federal law. Our prohibited drug program focuses on the disruption of organized drug-trafficking operations to help protect employees and customers from the violence related to drug trafficking and to inhibit the spread of illegal or un-mail able substances into neighborhoods across the U.S.”
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What are the Odds of Getting Caught with Marijuana?
We believe that it is not worth the risk of shipping medical cannabis outside the state you live in. When you ship marijuana legally instate, you’re going to want to ship it in accordance with local laws, to avoid unwanted problems. Many law enforcement agents agree; they don’t want to waste time on trivial cannabis cases. So pack it and do it well, so the dog can`t smell.
What are the real odds of getting into trouble? Of the millions of packages shipped every day, what is the chance that anyone parcel gets inspected, and you get busted?
“When a package is seized, then shipper faces prosecution in both the state in which it was shipped, as well as the state in which it was delivered, based on the discretion of the prosecutor. According to the Fed Ex employee, prosecutors have been adding a “bootlegging” charge to large parcels caught leaving Colorado and Washington specifically. A bootlegging charge requires 12 years in federal prison. Crazy”
Millions of letters and packages are shipped via U.S.P.S. each day. About 3,000 people are arrested by U.S. postal inspectors each year for suspicion of drug-trafficking and money-laundering via the U.S mail.
- Nationwide in 2014, U.S.P.S. inspectors made 3,299 arrests and confiscated about 62,000 lbs of cannabis in about 9,600 packages.
- In 2015, law enforcement agents made 3,622 arrests and indictments for the mailing of drugs.
- The number of cannabis parcels seized by inspectors fell more than 14 percent in 2016.
- This trend continued in 2017, where pot seized in packages amounted to 44,505 lbs.
Let’s assume that four people out a thousand mail marijuana, that there are about 400,000 marijuana shippers. With 2,000 arrests per year, the ballpark odds of getting busted come out at 2/4000.
“Do you feel lucky, punk? Do you.?” – Clint Eastwood would ask you. If you do ship pot and you get a hassle, you definitely want to have a valid medical marijuana card on you. With medical marijuana card from a licensed marijuana doctor in your pocket, you can possess, transport and consume medical marijuana as much as you need for your personal use.
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