HOW TO BUY WEED WHERE IT IS ILLEGAL
How to buy weed where it is illegal; There was once a time when some exasperating tactics had to be employed to buy marijuana in the United States. If you were lucky enough to have a direct line of contact with a weed hookup, sometimes this still meant waiting around for an indeterminate amount of time before a bag of dope was in hand. But if your connection was one of those deals in which a friend knew of a guy that had a cousin whose little brother used to go to school with some dude that, from time to time, could get his hands on weed from the neighbor across the street, then finding pot was a full-time job.
These days, Marijuana is legal in a handful of states across the nation. This means adults 21 and over in some parts can now drive over to their local weed store and buy a variety of pot products like they have done for decades with beer. There is no waiting around, no more lame excuses, just pay and puff. However, the situation is still far from perfect on the national front. Since the federal government still considers cannabis a Schedule I dangerous drug – in the same rank as heroin — many states have not yet pulled out of the prohibition standard and freed the leaf in this way.
But what if we told you there were online marijuana retailers that would not only ship pot to anywhere in the country (legal or not, it doesn’t matter) but they would do it without verifying the age of the customer?
Well, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, this sort of thing is happening all of the time.
An analysis of Google searches from 2005 to 2017 shows that more people are searching for online weed services than ever before. Somewhere around 2.4 million people per month use searches that combine words like “marijuana,” “cannabis,” “weed” and “pot” with the terms “buy,” “shop” or “order.” These searches are supposedly turning up pot retailers willing to sell and ship marijuana to anywhere in the country.
The consensus, or least as far as this study is concerned, is that many online reefer slingers are breaking the law by selling outside their legal jurisdiction and then using the United States Postal Service (USPS) and UPS to ship weed across state lines. And this is putting pot into the hands of young people, which is exactly the opposite of what cannabis advocates promised would happen post legalization.
“Anyone, including teenagers, can search for and buy marijuana from their smartphone regardless of what state they live in,” lead researcher John W. Ayers said in a statement.