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Buy Pot On Craigslist, and They’ll Even Deliver It to Your Door

Marijuana is now legal for people over 21 in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean you can just go to the local Wal-Mart and pick it up. Actually, it seems as though it’s easy than that. Now getting high is as simple as ordering a pizza.

Just jump online to Craigslist, find what you are looking for, make a call, and later that day you will be getting high without ever leaving your couch. Advertisements boast “100% organic” and “friendly deliveries made to your door,” offering strains such as “Cadillac Kush” and “Green Candy.”

There seems to be a problem though. Since Colorado legalized marijuana in November, it’s OK for people older than 21 to possess it, grow it and give it to others without remuneration. But until the state legislature approves regulations for storefront pot-selling businesses, it’s not legal to sell to anyone without a medical-marijuana license.

So feel free to order some weed to go with your pizza, but beware, you may be partaking in illegal sales of legal goods.

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Ask MetaFilter

I’m traveling to NYC to see a show (Joshua Light Show) that would be greatly enhanced by a nice sativa. As I don’t have any local options, I contacted someone advertising a delivery service on craigslist. He promptly replied, asking for my phone number so we can touch base when I get there.

I’m not getting a sketchy vibe from this guy, but I find myself getting cold feet now. I’m not worried about the police being interested in the tiny amount I’d be purchasing, and if I end up getting scammed I wouldn’t be out that much money. But is this a really bad idea for some reason I’m not considering?

Throwaway e-mail: [email protected]

Know your dealer.

This is an important rule for a lot of reasons, not just the obvious ones. If you don’t at least know someone who can vouch for him then it’s kind of a big risk. If you get fucked on the deal, it’s not like you can go to the cops or the Better Business Bureau.

Also, yeah, no one who’s worth a damn will advertise on Craigslist in NYC. The risk is altogether small, but not small enough that I’d take the chance.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 9:18 AM on September 14, 2012 [2 favorites]

Please don’t ever ever buy any kind of shit from someone you don’t know. When finding a dealer anonymously the only thing you know about them is that they arn’t afraid of jail or stupid risks, and the only thing they know about you is that you’re dumb enough to take stupid risks, are carrying money, and arn’t going to go to the police. THIS IS A REALLY STUPID DYNAMIC that you really don’t want to be in.

Besides, these days more than half of the pot in the United States is grown and trafficked by Mexican cartels; and your already bad odds of giving those fuckers money goes up dramatically the more stupid and sketchy shit you do. Even if you don’t care about keeping yourself safe, please give a damn about your more vulnerable neighbors.
posted by Blasdelb at 10:04 AM on September 14, 2012 [4 favorites]

Do not buy drugs or sex over the Internet, ever. This is a life rule.

Pretty sure you’ll do fine outside the Skirball Center. Though it should be noted that Washington Square Park is full both of drug dealers and cops, and one or both of those can be a real annoyance.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 10:44 AM on September 14, 2012 [3 favorites]

Ask MetaFilter I’m traveling to NYC to see a show (Joshua Light Show) that would be greatly enhanced by a nice sativa. As I don’t have any local options, I contacted someone advertising a