As marijuana-related issues go, let’s just say this one is taking a nap.
Late last year the editor of a Long Beach, Washington weekly newspaper was informed by a representative of the U.S. Postal Service that mail, including the newspaper, couldn’t be mailed if it contained marijuana-related advertising.
The Postal Service later issued a statement that said, in part, “Advertising that solicits the illegal sale or purchase of marijuana … is not mailable.”
Although the possession of marijuana is legal in Washington, it remains a Schedule I (and illegal) drug by federal statute.
As of this week, the Chinook Observer continues to publish marijuana advertising and continues to mail copies to customers.
Peter Hass, a USPS spokesman based in Arizona, stated Tuesday that “there is nothing new to provide regarding this issue.”
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