Englishtown, NJ asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for New Jersey

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
Aaron A. Pelley
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA

A: 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. Both organizations regularly and proudly seize, search and confiscate all cannabis that is shipped. And the Feds have been known to prosecute those that ship through these channels. In addition, even though you are shipping from one legal state to another, you are causing the cannabis to be shipped through states that are not legal. So again, don't do it.

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