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You can now buy weed on Amazon. But is it legal?
You can buy pretty much anything on Amazon–and now you can add cannabis to that list.
Cannabis enthusiasts who wish to buy their product through a giant corporation are in luck, as sellers on the site have seemingly decided to hawk their wares through the retail giant.
The listings don’t specify the cultivar, producer, or origin of the bud–although seller 713CBD purports to be a “Licensed Seller” in a listing title.
The listings tout the purported therapeutic benefits of cannabis, such as “Relieves pain Reduces anxiety and depression Lowers Inflammation Aids natural sleep Creates a natural calm.”
Unfortunately, familiarity with punctuation was not included among those benefits.
A half ounce will run you USD$70, and does not qualify for Prime shipping. It is unclear if and how the seller verifies the purchaser’s age.
Amazon user Mike left an (unverified) 5-star rating on one listing that raved about the Amazon herb, entitled “The herbs are real, excellent results, the price is right! Get while the gettings [sic] good!” on February 10.
“This is the best thing I can think of happening!” says Mike.
“The buds are beautiful and aromatic, excellent results!! I’ve been using it for 50 years and this is the most safe way in the world to partake in the herb. This is safe, reliable, discreet and very good price. l could talk all day about the coolness and convince of the staff, excellent customer support. I win! You can too [sic].”
So far two other Amazon users have identified Mike’s description as “helpful.”
Although the possibility has been thrown around as a potential option for the future, the legality of selling cannabis on Amazon at the moment is murky at best. Recreational and/or medical cannabis are legal in many 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, but the drug remains illegal at the federal level.
Before getting excited about the convenience of being able to order pot alongside shampoo and ebooks, Canadians should note that moving cannabis across the border in either direction is strictly illegal— regardless of the convenience of it all.
No word yet on whether Amazon.ca will get in on the green, and with current regulations in place, it’s safe to say Canadians will be waiting a while before they can get Ama-zonked.
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You can buy pretty much anything on Amazon–and now you can add cannabis to that list. Cannabis enthusiasts who wish to buy their product through a giant corporation are in luck, as sellers on the site have seemingly decided to hawk their wares through the retail giant. The listings don’t specify the cultivar, producer, or origin of the bud–although seller 713CBD purports to be