The state of Florida and medical marijuana advocates are working hard to help the residents of the state understand the legitimate benefits of medical marijuana. However, educating people and trying to break through the misconceptions many people have concerning marijuana is challenging. The still ongoing illegal marijuana market in Florida, and the rest of the country, is one of the largest obstacles for cannabis education.
As an example, a couple here in Florida recently woke up to inexplicably find 65 pounds of marijuana wrapped in green cellophane sitting on their doorstep. They were so nervous that someone would come looking for the missing illegal marijuana, that they left their home for days to hide. The package was shipped to them from Amazon. Police also shutdown a $22 million illegal marijuana operation that used Fedex to move the cannabis from California to New York. Do you believe that for legal medical marijuana to become more accepted, the illegal marijuana market needs to be shutdown much like the illegal alcohol market was shutdown once alcohol prohibition came to an end?
A couple in Florida received more than they bargained for when they were delivered nearly 30kg of cannabis by accident.
They had ordered four plastic storage bins from Amazon, but when they were delivered, they were far heavier than expected.
Opening the containers, the couple, who wish to remain anonymous for their own safety, said there was a strong smell.
Fearful their home would be broken into, the customers immediately called police.
“When the first officer got here, she was in disbelief,” they told Orlando’s WFTV.
Police seized the drugs and launched an investigation, but have not yet made any arrests.
“We love Amazon and do a lot of shopping on Amazon,” the customers said.
They went back and forth via email for more than a month without speaking to a supervisor. Eventually they received an email with a $150 gift card.
The customers said all they really wanted was an apology.
“There was no concern for a customer’s safety. I mean, this could have turned into a worst-case scenario.”
Amazon issued a statement saying its customer service is cooperating with the customer and law enforcement officials.