The USPS and all private mail services, no matter where you are from or where you are shipping to, are federally controlled and regulated entities. Any crime committed through the mail becomes a federal crime rather than a state crime. Federal mail crimes are laid out in US Code 1716.
If you ship weed from Colorado and get caught, you could be prosecuted by the United States Government. You could also receive state charges depending on the amount of controlled substances mailed and the laws of the state.
If you are caught or charged with mailing marijuana out of Colorado, there are defense strategies to reduce or remove penalties altogether. Contact a drug charges attorney to discuss your specific case as soon as possible.
Penalties If You Ship Weed from Colorado
There are severe penalties, as stated in US Code 841, if you send edibles in the mail and get caught.
For violations of less than 50 kilograms of marijuana or 1 kilogram of hash oil, you could receive a maximum of five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.
Those fines and penalties could significantly rise if you have a second or third offense on your record. Those with previous felony drug offenses could incur a maximum of ten years in prison and $500,000 in fines. More charges will raise the amount of jail time and fines eligible if convicted of those crimes.
So, Can You Mail Edibles?
If you have ever thought, can I send edibles in the mail? Think again. If you ship weed from Colorado, this is a severe offense in the eyes of the US Government despite marijuana being legal in Colorado.
The US Government prosecutes crimes committed through the mail. They will charge you with a felony drug offense, and you might even have to serve jail time.
Contact A Drug Charges Lawyer Today
If you have been accused of a drug crime, call Petersen Criminal Defense Law today for a free consultation. We have been representing clients for decades and would be honored to represent you in your case. The time to build a case to exonerate you of drug-related charges is now, so don’t hesitate to contact Petersen Criminal Defense Law for the help you need.
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