Earlier this week, Josiah Hesse reported about how the black market for pot remains a thriving enterprise. But there are other ways to obtain recreational marijuana other than hanging out in Civic Center Park.
Last year at this time, we reported about marijuana giveaways on Craigslist, in exchange for donations or purchase of items like a $50 bumper sticker. Shortly thereafter, authorities declared the deals illegal. But today, Craigslist is overflowing with such offers. Photo-filled listing examples below.
Here's a look at the bumper sticker a service called Legal Chronic Delivery was selling last February, complete with a bonus reward of cannabis for those who purchased one.
But within days of our post, the LCD Craigslist offer was pulled down as law enforcers moved to put the kibosh on proposals like it. Denver Police Chief Robert White told Denver City Council that giving away marijuana in exchange for a donation or ancillary purchase was "illegal, and we are investigating as we speak." For his part, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers dubbed these transactions a "scam...indicative of some of the stuff that's going on to work around the letter of the law."
Now that recreational sales are underway, however, oodles of similar offers are back in the Denver Craigslist Health and Beauty section -- and yes, you read that right. Moreover, one of them implies that a bigger threat to their continued presence than the police are licensed stores. "DON'T FLAG Please," reads the ad immediately below. "Call now! Write down our number -- businesses hire people to flag our ads -- so you use more $ at the dispensary instead of donating to us and getting even BETTER weed!"
Below, see ten examples of Craigslist ads posted in recent days -- and there are a lot more where these came from. We've excluded links and phone numbers, but they're easy to find.
Connoisseur grade NUGS *organic* delivery* Chem Sour Diesel*
amendment 20&64 compliant DON'T FLAG Please Call now! Write down our number- businesses hire people to flag our ads- so you use more $ at the dispensary instead of donating to us and getting even BETTER weed!
9 Connoisseur Strains to choose from ...NEW STRAINS DAILY WILL TEXT ANY STRAIN PICTURES REAL AND FRESH
Marijuana is medicine for the mind, body and soul~ We treat the medicine with respect and only gift the best to you! Feel free to ask us what strain would be best to meet your needs. We hope you like it so much you'll return for more ...
BY DONATION only! For a 40$ donation to our cause you will be gifted a free 1/8th! 75$ donation gets you a free 1/4 ask about OZ and Half OZ MIX MATCH SPECIALS DELIVERY TO THE WEST SIDE
ALL PICTURES ARE REAL AND ARE TAKEN OF THE FLOWERS WE HAVE RIGHT NOW
PRE CINDY 99 LIME GREEN SKUNK LA CHEESE DTF 25% THC CHEM SOUR DIESEL PLUM PINEAPPLE BLAST RHINO OG MASTER OG
21+ WE CHECK ID EVERY-TIME OUT OF STATE WELCOME WITH 21+ ID
THUNDERF*CK - $40 (DENVER)
I have high quality strains for free for an appropriate donation for gas, time, and effort.
Thunderfuck LA Confidential X Tangerine
All top shelf quality.
I am Amendment 64/20 compliant.
So I can only give you medicine if your are 21+ or a red card holder.
Call or text.
Price for gas, time, and effort as follows:
Cured Hippie Lettuce - $30 (Denver or Delivery)
Help!!! I am about to harvest and i still have extra meds from my last. All nugs have a 1.5 month glass jar cure. This is not commercial weed, this is home grown and made with love :) Asking for a donation of 30 an eighth. I will do zips for a $200 donation.
Current Strains available:
Banana Kush Recon Blue Dream Stardawg Flo Manderian Mango Jack Skellington Yeti Og
Thanks for looking.
email a phone number for a prompt response
Free top shelf chronic - $40 (Denver)
I Have several high quality strains free for an appropriate donation.
Black karma Kush
Wax and shatter also available!
I am Amendment 64/20 compliant
so I can only Give you Medicine if your are 21+ or a red card holder
Text or call with inquiries(text preferred for quick response)
donations as follows
FREE BUDZ w/ PIPE or Necklace PURCHASE - $35 (Lakewood)
FREE LEGAL HIGH GRADE MEDICAL MARIJUANA
STOP PAYING OUTRAGEOUS PRICES.
BUY A PIPE (priced 35-55) BUY A HEMP NECKLACE (priced 40)
Receive a sac of budz free.
Average size of sac given is 2.5 to 3.5 grams
GOLDEN GOAT. Strong hybrid. An absolutely amazing smoke.
I have a couple strains but to be honest all I'd even want to let you smoke is the golden goat Definite one bowl n done.
I create all the glass products. My beautiful wife ties the hemp.
Please ask for better pictures if you'd like them.
Out of state welcome
21+++ ONLY. 8 am to 10 pm. ONLY
~Marijuana Delivery~ (Denver Metro Area)
Accepting Donations Only!
Current Strains Available: ~DeathStar ~Witches Weed
Marijuana Donation: $40~ 1/8 OZ $70~ 1/4 OZ $120~ 1/2 OZ $220~ 1 OZ
Hash Oil Donation: $40~ 1 gram
Must be 21 or older We Only Carry Top Quality Products! We Only Deliver within the DENVER METRO AREA.
CALL or TEXT
*******REAL MEDICAL MMJ TOP SHELF***** - $75 (*****OUT OF STATE WELCOME*****MEET/DELIVER/SOUTHWEST LAKEWOOD) AMENDMENT 20 HB 1284 64 COMPLIANT GOT EXTRA MEDICAL MARIJUANA AVAILABLE SMALL AMOUNT DONATIONS ARE 40 1/8 75 1/4 CALL OR TEXT.... (NO POUNDS) ( NO SHIPPING) JUST A SMALL GUY PLANTS OVERPRODUCED A LITTLE :) GIVE ME A TRY YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED THANKS FOR READING FOLKS
High Quality Extracts (Denver)
Local Caregiver has extra High Quality Extracts available for med patients or anybody over the age of 21.
Processed with all organic flowers. No pesticides or chemicals used in any of my flowers.
Proper equipment and procedure ensures all butane and residues are removed.
Please text me....
Must have red card or be over 21. Donations excepted for grow expenses.
MMJ DELIVIRY - SOUR SKUNKBERRY + WAX (AURORA /PARKER)
Top shelf Sour Skunkberry (1/4oz)(1/2oz)(1oz) & Sour Skunkberry WAX. Asking donations of
60 = 1/4oz 100 = 1/2oz 180 = 1oz 60 = 2g (WAX) (I don't always receive calls and emails) TEXT MUST BE 21+ or have RED CARD 64&20 COMPLIANT
Caregiver With A Little Extra -Personal Use Only Wax n Flower - $34 (East Denver)
Hello, Happy Wednesday. I'm happy to deliver or meet with you and give you some fire bud. Durban Poison, Master Kush, Tangerine Dream, and Mother's Finest, all top-shelf strains. A donation request is for my time, and the cost of baggies. The bud inside is my gift to you. I can meet from 14th ave to Hampden, from Colorado Blvd to Sable (in Aurora) until 8 pm. No ozers here, but I am offering a 2-strain quarter for 64.95 donation. I'm not a Leroy, and the bud is top notch. I also have professionally extracted wax for 35g.
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More from our Marijuana archive circa February 2013: "Marijuana for free on Craigslist? Maybe with a donation -- or as a bonus for another purchase."