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Marijuana for free on Craigslist? Maybe with a donation -- or as a bonus for another purchase

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The shop's Craigslist posts use this graphic:

4 strains pipe and tobacco.jpg
The text on the most recent one reads in part:
COLORADO AMENDMENT 64!! COMPLIANT!

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.
CASH ONLY
HOURS 12-7

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."

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."



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zgonzalez123
zgonzalez123

thank you kathleen my goodness i could not of said it better

Tony Tafoya
Tony Tafoya

pretty sure its more like weed on colfax buildings not on the craigslist you bone heads love to down on good ole craigslist thou eh>

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

"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."

Just wondering how many of those people were law enforcement?   Or feds?  I'm sure you'll find out soon.  Please keep us updated.

But Donkey is right here--on top of the fact that your 'gifting' your patients medicine (I'm sure you okay-ed this with your patients first?).

Under A64 each person gets 3 flowering plants for personal use.  Personal Use means something. Only herb from those 3 flowering plants is permitted to be given away for nothing--that's the simple difference from having a business and personal 3 flowering plants. 

I am getting sick of people who violate the MMJ constitutional amendment, as it is the only leg any cannabis user has to stand on in the court of law--and it's a thin leg  and getting thinner as  Rob Corry lost a MMJ case in the lower courts last year and responded with an interlocutory appeal.  The case involves all MMJ contracts--from the state application to the utility bills and leases--ALL MMJ contracts.  Last week the District Court certified it (threw it up to the Colorado Court of Appeals).  If the Court of Appeals rules the lower courts were correct in their rulings --  then MMJ falls in the courts as "illegal".   

And since Rob did like all the other incorrect MMJ attorneys like Vicente did in the Watkins appeal--he conceded to federal preemption over MMJ specifically in his appeal.  If the Court of Appeals let this ruling stand--then kiss MMJ goodbye--Here is where we will be: MMJ will fall in the court and when the state puts all the regs for mmj and A64 together under one regulatory model -- the whole model falls.  It sure is easy for the state to crush MMJ and MJ in the courts --  enough time to never let A64 get off the ground at all. 

CloudGang
CloudGang

Westword what the hell? You could've broke this story just by hitting me up as an expert,(like the taskforce should have done) I would have gave you an exclusive on how much we make slangling from YOUTUBE! The least yous can do is help my traffic by pluging our channel here http://m.youtube.com/#/user/N0bitchazznezz

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "Moreover, their attorney tells them that the current giveaway is just fine under the provisions of Amendment 64 that have already taken effect."

Their "attorney" is an incompetent unethical idiot.


BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

These stoners must be really high to think that they're actually being clever or that there aren't already plans in the works to stop these "shops" from dealing weed, I mean containers.  As I understand it, prostitution isn't technically legal in Las Vegas... You have to go way out of town to go to the legal brothels.  How do they get away with prostitution inside of the city limits?  The people selling their bodies ask for "donations," in very specific amounts instead of fees for their services.  

Monkey
Monkey

Where is the plastic baggie and container store? Sell containers that fit a gram, an 1/8th etc. for $10, $30 etc. and fill them with weed for free. Sales tax for the containers are collected so the state/city still gets there cut and no one is selling or buying weed. We can have hundreds of container stores instead of weed stores, then legislators can write page after page of container regulations.

tutonehcc
tutonehcc

This is really excellent that Colorado has stood up and made cannabis available to the masses!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@KathleenChippi ""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.""

Sounds like Chris Bartkowicz is writing their PR ...

They must have Doctor Reefer for their "lawyer" ...

LOL!


tutonehcc
tutonehcc

@DonkeyHotay Hotay, did you see Saul in the the Super Bowl commercial?  Now that's an attorney, not a criminal attorney, but a CRIMINAL attorney!  Get it?  Know any?  

Didn't think so, til then I'll stick with the current winning team....

tutonehcc
tutonehcc

@BackOffImStarving Why would there be plans to stop the sale of containers if it's legal?  Don't worry so much, this is the Great State of Cannabis Colorado!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey = rapidly becoming an idiot like Tommy Tutone

The only way these "free" pot offers pass legal muster is if they would actually give away FREE pot to someone / anyone who brought their OWN container.

Otherwise it is merely a contingent sale agreement -- requiring the purchase (overpriced) of something else ... a SALE nonetheless under the law.

Their "attorney" is an incompetent imbecile who should be disbarred for rendering this absurd advice that goes against long settled case law regarding the definition of "sale" with respect to criminal and/or civil law.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tutonehcc ... nobody with any sanity would ever pick you for their team, loser.


Monkey
Monkey

@DonkeyHotay  It was just a joke Donkey. I know a bottle company can't sell bottles with free beer in them, just like a container store couldn't sell containers with free weed in them. How about hotel rooms that come with a free hooker, that's legal right?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey

HipTip -- sarcasm and facete are second-level uses of language, which require precision and expertise to execute properly, otherwise they come off as the literal first meanings, especially in printed word form where tone, inflection and facial language are absent.

Particularly important given the depraved illiteracy of most bong-sucking stoners who will read you -- and the idiot tutonehcc -- as being literal.

You = fail.



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