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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Virginia on
Q: In a state where cannabis is legal is it legal to mail THC vape cartridges to another state where cannabis is legal?
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Aaron A. Pelley answered on Sep 19, 2021

It is still Federally illegal to ship cannabis or transport it across state lines. Or possess cannabis. Or anything with cannabis. Still all federally illegal. All of it.

The reason this is more of a problem is because you are would be using a Federal service (United States Post Office) to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for West Virginia on
Q: Do I need a permit to sell cannabis out a vending machine or does the location where machine will be need the permit?

I am trying to start a cannabis vending machine business and need need to know if I need to get a permit to sell out of each machine and does the place of business need a permit also?

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Aaron A. Pelley answered on Aug 27, 2021

I think there are a few states that a vending machine could work. However, in most states, recreational or medical, regulations favor that a human check the customers I.D. (for recreational use) or their authorization to use cannabis (medical use) and confirm the person purchasing the product is... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: Is it illegal to give my friend Bitcoin money for drugs

My friend wants me to give them Bitcoin in order for them to buy drugs online. I will not ever see these drugs or partake in them, I would simply just give the money to my friend so that they can buy drugs online. Will I get in any trouble for doing this?

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Aaron A. Pelley answered on Jul 14, 2021

Whether you will get caught ("Will I get in any trouble for this"), is a different question then, is this legal. Which is what I think you are asking. Giving your friend Bitcoin for this purpose is not legal because you knowingly are going to give something of value to someone to purchase... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Colorado on
Q: Can you roller skate and smoke marijuana
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Aaron A. Pelley answered on Jul 13, 2021

I am not sure if you can. But it has been done.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is it illegal to ship cannabis from legal state to legal state.

Can I ship cannabis via USPS or UPS from California or Denver to New Jersey.

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Aaron A. Pelley answered on Mar 3, 2021

It is Federally illegal to transport across state lines and, since it is still Federally illegal, it is, at least for now, not advisable. For all practical purposes the State agencies and local authorities do not likely care. However, the UPS is a Federal agency and USPS cooperates with the Fed.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Arizona on
Q: Legally grow 6 marijuana plants without exceeding the 1 oz max in possession? Even one plant is over 1 oz. What gives?

I was hoping someone could explain the apparent contradiction between legally growing six plants and legally having no more than 1 oz in possession. I have never grown pot before so I was reading up on it, and it looks like each plant could produce over a pound of marijuana. It seems possible that... Read more »

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Aaron A. Pelley answered on Feb 28, 2021

You are right. That was not a very thoughtful piece of the legislation. There is an argument that you would have several plants, in different stages of growth, and harvesting and using the cannabis as you need it. But if you are only getting one ounce per plant, even if you are growing an unusual... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: Can I legally grow 2 plants of hemp with a the content of .03% or lower? It is strictly for personal use .

Thc content of .03 % or lower

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Aaron A. Pelley answered on Jun 5, 2020

Division 24 of the California Food and Agricultural Code provides for the cultivation of industrial hemp by registered growers, hemp breeders, and established agricultural research institutions. Regardless of any federal requirements, all hemp growers in California must comply with existing state... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Washington on
Q: Do I need a special type of business license to sell growing equipment to the marijuana growers?

The WA state website does not specifiy, and I cannot find this answer *anywhere*. I've no desire to touch, buy, or sell marijuana. I want to start a website that sells the equipment to grow it, though. Hydroponics, LED lights, blah, blah.

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Aaron A. Pelley answered on Jun 5, 2020

Most states do not require a specific license, except a business license (and perhaps City license) to work in the areas you have described. However, as ridiculous as it sounds, you are still subject to Federal Prosecution, as those who sell certain precursor chemicals, specialized equipment, or... Read more »

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