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Can you buy pot online legally?
March 28, 2001 2:10 PM   Subscribe

Can you buy pot online legally? That is the claim of this company. According to their site, it's against US law for customs to open any box marked as being human remains. They say they'll ship doobage from the Netherlands with a prominent "euthanized human remains" sticker on it and deliver the goods to your door. Also, if you sign up by April 20, they'll toss in a free joint.
posted by norm (12 comments total)

 
Well, it's a nice try, but I'll keep buying from my trusty local dealer.
posted by Loudmax at 2:22 PM on March 28, 2001


I'll would still have them ship it to the apartment next door, and I'm not sure how much I trust someone that uses "yer" so much.
posted by 7sharp11 at 2:39 PM on March 28, 2001


So the post office can't open them, but they can call and tell the police you're getting suspicious packages from the Netherlands. The police go to a judge and get a search warrant on those grounds, then come knocking. Hope you've burnt it all up by then.
posted by OneBallJay at 2:54 PM on March 28, 2001


iToke apparently has had some WAP-phone thing running--and has been since 9/2000--or so they say. Even in the magnificently permissive Netherlands, it just sounds screwy.
posted by thc at 3:01 PM on March 28, 2001


I don't buy, smoke that stuff. But many many years ago, I had read in an alternative paper that I could get hold of a Henry Miller novel from Mexico that was banned from sales in U.S. I sent off to the bookstore, a respectable store used by scholars I had learned.
My letter, some time later, came back stamped by our Postal Authorities that mail from the US could not be delivered to that bookstore!
That was well before the Net. You can find Cuban cigars for sale on the Net, directly from Cuba. Unless former president Clinton cornered the market in his fun days in the White House.
posted by Postroad at 3:08 PM on March 28, 2001


I think my trusty letter carrier would be much more suspicious after delivering a few boxes of "euthanized human remains" than he would after bringing me a couple of unmarked boxes from The Netherlands. Eww.
posted by apollo at 3:36 PM on March 28, 2001


two words:

April Fools.
posted by foist at 3:56 PM on March 28, 2001


"Hello, Dagny, this is the LC2 office, you have some euthanized human remains waiting for you in Pew Living Center..."
posted by dagnyscott at 4:43 PM on March 28, 2001


i'll stick to mugging my MS-ridden granny, ty
posted by stuporJIX at 6:40 PM on March 28, 2001


Looks like Jim Anchower just secured first round funding.
posted by johnny novak at 8:55 PM on March 28, 2001


THC: iToke is not a serious company either, it's just a joke dreamt up by a couple of Seattle stoners.
posted by tobyslater at 4:50 AM on March 29, 2001


Whether or not the site is serious, caveat emptor. I sent this amusing link to my brother, a fomer US Customs insector and here is part of his reply:

"There may be such a clause in the US Postal Inspection Code, however there is nothing in the Customs Regs. that prohibits inspection of human remains. All International Mail must come through a Customs mail facility, and I have worked in such a facility. I would seize an average of 20 to 30 letters and parcels per day from The Netherlands containing pot. Description of the merchandise was often creative, including "organs for human transplant," but I never encountered the ashes trick. I have never seized dope off of a corpse, but I am also familiar with that procedure; they do it all the time in Miami. They x-ray the remains then take it down to the Coroner to have him remove the dope. They weigh it, put it back in the body, and then do a controlled delivery and bust everyone involved."
posted by JParker at 9:13 AM on March 29, 2001


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