The pot business may be legal, but newspapers can’t run ads for it, the US …

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Move over Santa…USPS expects busiest delivery day of the year.

United States Postal Service’s Operation Santa, the popular holiday program where thousands of volunteers partner with Post Offices to respond to children who wrote letters to Santa, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate its 103rd anniversary. 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.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Postal Service is prepared to deliver more than 30 million packages across the United States today on the busiest delivery day of the year. “We’re seeing 15 percent growth in package volume over last year,” said Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Since the program was established in 1912, postal employees, volunteers and organizations have remained committed to making children’s Christmas wishes come true.

For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ. 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 http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm 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. Customers can also track their incoming packages through the service, as well as set delivery instructions for package drop-offs or schedule a redelivery of an item.

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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. 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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