US Postal Service Says Mailing Marijuana Ads Is Illegal

The U.S. Postal Service recently released a memo stating that it is unlawful to mail any advertising materials for marijuana products via USPS. This new policy limits advertising opportunities for cannabis-related business, and potentially robs revenue from newspaper services that use USPS for their paper’s delivery. The policy even impacts states where voters have legalized medical and recreational marijuana, such as Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska. Although postal officials cannot refuse mail that contains ads for marijuana, they must report it to law enforcement agencies, because marijuana sales are still prohibited under federal law. Apparently, this same law also prohibits advertising controlled substances, like marijuana, in magazines, newspapers, and other publications. I guess newspapers with cannabis ads will simply have to switch their method of delivery. Read the whole article on ABC News here.



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