Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. But, apparently cannabis ads in newspapers will bring the U.S. Postal Service to a screeching halt, at least in Oregon and Washington.
The U.S. Postal Service office in Portland delivered some potentially bad news last week to Northwest newspapers: If news outlets run ads for the region’s booming marijuana industry, they might be violating federal law.
The Nov. 27 memo pointed out it was illegal “to place an ad in any publication with the purpose of seeking or offering illegally to receive, buy, or distribute a Schedule I controlled substance,” according to a copy sent to the editor-publisher of the Chinook Observer in Long Beach, Washington. “If an advertisement advocates the purchase of clinical marijuana through a Medical Marijuana Dispensary, it does not comply with” the law.
The cannabis industry continues to struggle with finding advertising solutions, and this is yet another example of traditional advertising not being available.
Read Taylor Anderson’s “U.S. Postal Service says no to pot ads in newspapers”: http://www.bendbulletin.com/home/3760206-151/us-postal-service-says-no-to-pot-ads