Marijuana: Andrew Walton busted in free-pot delivery scheme
Last month, we reported about the proliferation of free-marijuana giveaways on Craigslist, with respondents getting weed at no charge if they offered a donation or bought something else.
Big photos below.
Participants insisted that such offers were authorized under Amendment 64, which allows Colorado adults 21 and over to possess small amounts of marijuana. Law enforcers disagreed -- including, presumably, the folks at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, who've busted Andrew Walton for taking part in such a scheme.
Here are a couple examples of Craigslist giveaways we shared in a February 4 post. This ad, entitled "Fresh and Cured Hash," included numerous photos, including this one....
...and text touting "$60 gram for BHO and $40g for Full melt." However, the items are not for sale. "I ask donations for my time, energy, the ability to grow the plant, then make oils, the cost of butane and ice for hash," it reads. Another section announces that the deal is "Amendment 64 & 20 compliant."
Another ad, headlined "Donate today and receive free MJ with free delivery!," struck a similar theme. Underneath this photo....
Mason Tvert once said, "There's no doubt that if people choose to use marijuana instead of alcohol we would not have the same number of problems."We also spoke to the folks at 4 Strains Pipe & Tobacco, who offered a free gram on a $30 purchase of pipes or other items for sale in the shop. They told us they'd consulted an attorney, who assured them that their approach was perfectly legal under Amendment 64. But another lawyer we spoke with disagreed -- and so did the authorities.
We agree 100%. That is why we are now accepting supporting donations which go to support marijuana law reform and as a gesture of our gratitude you will receive free marijuana (amount received depends on amount donated)....
Donate $30 and receive a free 1/8!
Donate $60 and receive a free 1/4!
We are fully Amendment 64 compliant! You absolutely MUST be 21 years of age or older and have valid government-issued identification!
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