5 Reasons Why Getting Marijuana Delivered in the Mail is Awesome

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US Postal Service
Weed's here!
Police in St. Ann claim that legalized marijuana in other states are causing a big influx of weed to come into the area. But even if that's true, is it really a bad thing?

Stories like this pop-up around the country every few weeks. And ever since marijuana laws have progressed more towards sanity in states like Colorado and Washington, the threat that more weed will come into places where it's not legal has been a common complaint for people opposed to legalization. But whether or not legal weed in Colorado is making its way to St. Louis through the mail, it's never really explained why this is worse than illegal weed getting here from other places.

In fact, despite that whole federal crime for mailing controlled substances over the postal service, it's probably better. Much better for these five reasons:

1. Getting Weed in the Mail Is Safer Than Getting Weed On the Street

When it comes to obtaining illegal substances, there's always a risk something can go wrong as a result of the product's prohibition, whether it's something extreme like getting shot during a SWAT raid or simply getting some really bad weed that gives you a headache for the rest of the day.

And because weed is illegal in Missouri, obtaining it makes yourself open to more risks. But getting weed in the mail? It's illegal, sure, but the product is safe, professionally-grown and brought directly to your door. That's even less risky than buying a bag from your trusted green-thumbed neighbor -- because growing and selling marijuana is a serious felony in Missouri and SWAT teams really do bust down doors and shoot guns for a little weed.

See also: Video Released of Columbia Cops Shooting "Aggressive" Dogs in Marijuana Raid

2. Mail-Ordered Weed Would Help Keep the Post Office in Business

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US Postal Service
Weed mailed by the pound = $$$ for the Postal Service
Despite the cost of stamps rising every other week, the post office manages to lose a lot of money. In 2013, the USPS was $5 billion in the hole. No wonder it's always talked about being on the verge of collapsing, which would sadly result in the loss of thousands of the last, decent-paying blue-collar jobs in America.

But one way to prevent your mail-person from having to go work for Walmart for $8 an hour would be sending weed in the mail.

Mailing a 10-pound brick from Denver to St. Louis costs between $28 and $73, depending on how fast you want it. That's a pretty good take for the USPS, and would likely help the rain, sleet, or snow people stay open.

See also: A Dog-Eat-Mailman World and City Health Director Wearing MilkBone Underwear

3. Importing Legal Weed from Colorado Keeps Jobs in America

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US Postal Service
Don't fire these guys, please.
A lot of weed still comes from Mexico -- about $20 billion worth each year. It's grown, packaged, and shipped from south of the border, which has created many jobs. But as the more weed-friendly states changed their laws, some of those jobs have moved to places like Colorado, Washington, and California. Missouri is still losing out because of its laws, but mail-ordering weed would be one way for Missourians to help grow a nascent, billion-dollar industry that helps farmers and keep good jobs in America.

It's like buying a Ford instead of a Nissan -- it's patriotic.

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Jeff Siler
Jeff Siler

What about the drug dealers??? If we legalize then they'll be out of the job. If the Crime Rate lowers then Police will have nothing to do, leading to their loss of jobs. If it gets legalizd here then there will be no need to have it shipped in, affecting Postal jobs... I say keep it the same and if you get caught with this illegal drug its your problem

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

I keep telling people that the prohibition has failed and most of them tell me that they agree with me but I don't think most of them fully understand what that means. This is our money leaving our state when we could be making it right here. Does anyone else not see that the longer states hold back on the legalization the harder things are going to be? This country really has some growing up to do. Legalize, regulate and tax it. Stop sending your money to Colorado and California or even worse To The Drug Cartels In Mexico and Afghanistan. Fight for legalization in your state and take credit for creating jobs and lowering the crime rate. Yes ladies and gentleman the numbers are in from Colorado and if you have been paying attention you would understand that Crime has actually gone down as a direct result of the state Legalizing, regulating and taxing Marijuana.

Jay-Z Jesse Zacher
Jay-Z Jesse Zacher

The point is...rft allowed this article to be published...it let's them prove that their style or voice is quite adolescent and unrefined...sure most of us might agree with the fact that weed is alright and shouldn't be illegal and yes a lot of us might want to be like "hey wouldn't it be cool if weed was legal and wouldn't it be cool if we could just mail it around"...but why pay someone to write an article like this (ESPECIALLY WITH SUCH FUCKING TYPOS) and basically publish the transcript of a really, really stoned conversation....?

Laurie Catanzaro-Vanover
Laurie Catanzaro-Vanover

My dad has been working for the post office for over 40 years and he will tell you that it is still illegal to mail weed. Idiots

David Ames
David Ames

Lol. Linsey Estes is pissed about not getting that proofreading job.

Linsey Estes
Linsey Estes

I am a firm proponent of the medicinal qualities of marijuana and this article is complete bullshit. Its illegal here, regardless of where its coming from, and if it were legal here we wouldn't need to have it shipped. Your company denied my application for proofreader, and that's a damn shame considering the typos and shitty grammar portrayed in this article. I have half a mind to delete the rft from my feed after all this. Write quality articles or fuck off.

Nakia Simpson
Nakia Simpson

Life is too short to be working long hours for someone else and not getting anywhere in life! Now it’s your turn to own your business, make your own hours and be your own boss! Inbox me so you can start living!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelly Feldmann
Kelly Feldmann

Obviously someone must have been on weed when they wrote this article!

Ryan1AK
Ryan1AK

its still illegal to ship weed? thanks you dumb bitch!! im glad that wasn't the very last thing it said in the article or anything... hahah i bet your a real bright one! hahahaha NOT

Ryan1AK
Ryan1AK

its still illegal to mail weed?? thanks you dumb bitch!! that wasn't the last thing it said in the story or anything was it? i bet your a real bright one... HAHA

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