US Postal Service: No marijuana advertising

640x360_51111B00-AGBTHThe US Postal Service is responding to members of Oregon’s congressional delegation about mailing material with marijuana advertising.

In a statement issued Tuesday the Executive Vice President of the post office, Thomas Marshall, writes the service concludes advertisements for the sale of marijuana are non-mailable.

The federal controlled substances act prohibits people from placing ads that offer or seek a schedule 1 controlled substance.

Marshall writes, “these provisions express congress’s judgment that the mail should not be used as a means of transmitting advertisements for the sale of marijuana, even if that sale is allowed under state law.”

Postal workers, however, do not have authority to decide if something is unmailable because of its content.

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