Postal Service: The pot business may be legal, but newspapers can’t run ads for it

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Edit Postal Service nixes newspaper ads for legal weed.

In response to a question from Oregon’s congressional representatives, the United States Postal Service ruled that it will not deliver newspapers — or indeed any mail — which advertise marijuana.Newspapers in half the states are breaking the law if they mail publications containing ads for marijuana products — even though the states have legalized pot, the U.S.

The decision applies even to states like Oregon, where recreational pot use is now legal, because marijuana is still banned as a Schedule I drug (the most dangerous category) at the federal level, and the USPS is a federal agency. Since the program was established in 1912, postal employees, volunteers and organizations have remained committed to making children’s Christmas wishes come true. Oregon’s senators and representatives aren’t happy with the announcement. “We are working as a delegation to quickly find the best option to address this agency’s intransigence,” Sen.

For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: This parsing of federal law, released by postal officials as national policy after inquiries from Oregon’s congressional delegation, is one of the messy consequences of the movement to legalize cannabis: It’s bought, sold and advertised for recreational and medical use in some states, but still illegal under federal law.

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to and click on the market close of your choice. The confusion started in Portland, Ore., where local newspapers have been running ads for dispensaries and manufacturers in the state’s now-booming weed industry after voters legalized recreational pot for adults last year, following medical pot in 1998.

New York City’s Operation Santa program is the largest public adoption Post Office in the country, receiving nearly a half million letters a season. Suzanne Bonamici (D) and Earl Blumenauer (D). “Unfortunately, the outdated federal approach to marijuana as described in the response from the Postal Service undermines and threatens news publications that choose to accept advertising from legal marijuana businesses in Oregon and other states where voters also have freely decided to legalize marijuana.” Bonnie Kristian The New York City program has changed very little since the 1940s when it was first opened to the public and continues to thrive much to the delight of both the writers and readers of Letters to Santa. Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets.

As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. The experts also recommend putting your address on a piece of paper inside the box you are shipping, so if the box is damaged, the mail carriers and distribution clerks will still know where it should go. It prohibits advertisements in “any newspaper, magazine, handbill, or other publications,” Marshall wrote. “These provisions express Congress’s judgment that the mail should not be used as a means of transmitting advertisements for the sale of marijuana, even if that sale is allowed under state law,” he said. Gift cards in thinner envelopes run the risk of getting separated from those envelopes because of the pinch points in the mail sorting machines. “Really the best bet is to put it in a bubble container or a cardboard container,” said Karen Mazurkiewicz, a USPS spokesperson. The deadline to mail letters and cards as First Class Mail in time for Christmas was Saturday, December 19, but it’s still worth sending them out now if you haven’t.

The matter would, in theory, then be turned over to a law enforcement agency for prosecution, although it’s unclear whether this kind of crime would be prosecuted.

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