What began as a one-off letter from the U.S. Postal Service to a small, Washington state newspaper has turned into a standoff between USPS headquarters and members of Congress. At stake is whether cannabis advertisements, which have skyrocketed in recent years, can travel through the nation’s mail.
A new letter from the Postal Service’s general counsel in Washington, D.C., directs postal carriers nationwide to report cannabis advertisements to law enforcement. The letter calls the ads “non-mailable” because of the federal government’s ongoing prohibition under the Controlled Substances Act.
“If Postmasters and Managers of Business Mail Entry identify written, printed, or graphic matter in the mail that appears non-mailable … they must send a report to the local Inspection Service serving their facility, and the matter would then be turned over to the responsible law enforcement agencies for investigation if appropriate.”
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