Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions for South Carolina

Q: Can I get into any trouble for going to small claims court?

I live in a state where marijuana is illegal (SC) I ordered marijuana online from a state where it is legal (California). The next day after I order and paid they asked me to pay an extra $400 for insurance. I wasn’t sure about it but they assured me that once my package was delivered I would get a refund for the insurance. The next day after that they asked me to pay an an extra $750 for insurance as well. I then asked them to cancel my order and refund me. They are now saying that they will not refund me and I have to pay that extra $750 or they will not ship my order to me. I want to take them to small claims court so I can try to get my money back, but not if I can get into any trouble. I looked at the laws of SC for marijuana. It is illegal to possess, sell, and traffic it. I did not ever posses the marijuana, and I was not selling it. I’m confused where trafficking comes into play. Is simply purchasing marijuana online considered trafficking if I never received it?

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Michael D. Birchmore
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A: Wow. You have to let this one go.

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