Despite the increasing number of states legalizing marijuana for recreational use, it is important to remember that the drug is still criminalized at the federal level. Unfortunately, this means that those who want to receive marijuana or marijuana products through the mail may face serious federal charges.
Ok, so sending marijuana through the mail is clearly a huge risk, one that is almost certainly not worth it. But what about sending or receiving marijuana through a private service such as FedEx? Well, technically speaking, this is a better idea than sending it through the United States Postal Service (USPS), as it doesn’t present as many risks. Keep in mind that if recreational pot is still not legal in your state, you still may face state criminal charges.
Even when all that criteria has been met, other problems could still develop. While it is likely that the shipper may simply refuse to deliver the package if they believe it contains marijuana or marijuana products, they could call the authorities and direct them your way.
Is using a private shipping service less of a risk than mailing weed through the USPS? Yes. Is it a remotely good idea free of the possibility of criminal charges? No. Shipping marijuana through FedEx or some other shipping company is still illegal.
If you have concerns about charges involving drugs and shipping, you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced defense attorney can evaluate your circumstances and build a strong defense so that a small mistake does not end up costing you dearly. Your future rights and privileges could suffer greatly if you do not seek proper legal counsel to protect yourself.
Source: Findlaw, “Is It Legal to Mail Marijuana?,” accessed Sep. 08, 2017