Marijuana for free on Craigslist? Maybe with a donation -- or as a bonus for another purchase
The text on the most recent one reads in part:
COLORADO AMENDMENT 64!! COMPLIANT!4 Strains is run by Mike Paulk and Felicia L. According to Paulk, "We're not a center; we're two caregivers. We've been operating for almost three years. We started out just being caregivers and selling extra to centers. But in 2010, when they legislated caregivers out of being able to sell to medical marijuana centers, we kept our patients -- we've had some of them assigned to us for two or three years -- and went on Craigslist."
GET YOUR 2 GRAM SACK OF FREE NUGS WHEN YA GET $30
PURCHASE OF SMOKING ACCESSORIES OR TOBACCO ECTERA
IN OUR HEAD SHOP!
NO JOKE! ANYONE OVER 21 YEARS OLD WITH A ID FROM ANYWHERE.
NO MEDICAL CARD REQUIRED.
This approach has been a success. "We've built from a garage to a 5,000 square foot building with a certificate of occupancy and a business license -- we're totally legit," Paulk points out. Moreover, their attorney tells them that the current giveaway is just fine under the provisions of Amendment 64 that have already taken effect.
"If you read about the amendment in the voter-information packet that was sent to the public in 2012, the things about personal use and possession section are in place," he allows. "Like the part where it states you can assist somebody in cultivating it as long as there's no remuneration. So what we're doing is offering people what they want anyway just to get them to come into our store to buy pipes, T-shirts and other things we have for sale.
"We have a medical marijuana space, but we keep it separate from the pipe-and-tobacco space," he adds.
Felicia stresses that "we're really not making any money" from the two-gram giveaway.... What we're selling is smoking accessories."
Nonetheless, the promotion appears to be working. Paulk describes the response thus far as "incredibly positive. We've had people from all over the United States coming through -- from Chicago, Florida, North Dakota, Wyoming, California, and people with red cards coming in from all over the state. We've probably seen 200-plus people in the last month."
"We just wanted to really step up to the plate and celebrate the fact that we're making baby steps toward this being totally and completely legal," Felecia says. "It's been very peaceful -- just wonderful so far."
Here's the aforementioned CBS4 report.
More from our Marijuana archive: "Amendment 64 Task Force: Recommendations made and pending, meeting schedule update."