, online mega-trader and internet heavyweight champion just like you, Amazon loves marijuana.
Job seekers for concerts in offices and warehouses of the 'business will no longer be tested for drugs for cannabis (although delivery drivers are another matter). In addition, Amazon also officially supports federal legalization of marijuana , and will join social justice organizations and drug reform advocates in lobbying Congress to pass the most progressive legalization proposal in Washington.
Amazon's turn to grass generated a slew of positive media, a welcome respite from the nearly endless parade of,, and.
This also raises a very obvious question: start delivering marijuana flowers, edibles and cartridges to your doorstep as well (as in, deliberately,)?
Could Amazon ever start shipping marijuana? Not anytime soon. AFP via Images
If the products subject to a limit of age like alcohol and cigarettes — like as well as Amazon's current approach to legal cannabis products derived from hemp, like products containing CBD and Delta-8 THC, which the company does not sell no, probably aren't any indication.
"I don't think they're going to touch it," said Ralf Wilhems, professor at the Lukenda School of Business from Lake Superior State, who teaches in the university's Cannabis Trade program. Even after legalization, "the risk is just too great, " he added.
Strict rules currently dictate when, how and by whom adults- to consume cannabis can be legally issued. State licenses are required. Even with a permit, bicycle delivery is prohibited, even in bike-friendly towns where there are dozens of marijuana stores, and car deliveries must follow a host of other rules. You must be 21 years old. It 's really painful!
"Okay" you might say to yourself, "but won't federal legalization change all that?" Anything is possible, but states and cities imposing strict controls on commercial cannabis seem unlikely except in the longest viewpoints.
President Joe Biden, no friend of the reform of the cannabis, is infavor the transfer of marijuana to Schedule II of the Control Substance Act, where many pharmaceutical drugs are classified, to federal legalization. Other proposals in Congress are more permissive, but given the attitude of the US Senate, where even Democrats have said they are against legalization, the current prognosis for federal legalization of marijuana doesn't is "not that term".
Even if there was federal legalization, what impact - if any - this would have on state laws remains to be seen. It may not change anything. Cannabis is illegal; cannabis is currently sold in over a dozen states. Given the US doctrine of "local control" land use, cities and counties will still be able to set their own rules. Seeing cannabis treated with the same loose touch (r) as alcohol will always require a radical change in institutional and cultural attitudes.real.
And there are legal products that Amazon refuses to touch. Delivering products limited by age or preion is delicate and risky. Amazon does not touch cigarettes or alcohol. And Amazon also refuses to offer CBD and Delta-8 THC products sold by other more daring online merchants.
When it comes to product analogues, alcohol is probably the best. comparison with cannabis. In the past, Amazon has always limited the service to certain locale settings. In most countries, the delivery of alcohol to Amazon has never started - and remember how harder it is to sell cannabis than alcohol. Amazon has not joined to enter the alcohol e-commerce market.
Class of Congress Recently passed laws that make the delivery of tobacco products very difficultThe. Delivery giants like DHL, UPS and FedEx are now refusing to ship vaporizer components. And Amazon never bothered to try. There are too many rules, and the risk of poor delivery: fines! Penalties! Bad press! It 's just too good.
"This is why we don ' t see these other products showing up: the risk you are taking is just too great," said Wilhel. Ms., who pointed out that big companies like Amazon are always risk averse.
“You can have a million sales, and if ten people are bad, everything is ruined,” he said declared. If Amazon were a likely cannabis retailer, "they would have sold alcohol or cigarettes by now," he added. "These are big markets.
Amazon doesn't have to sell cannabis to make huge sums of money, on higher margin, non-perishable products , lessrestricted and more valuable. Amazon doesn't need weed. Until Amazon - and only Amazon - sells absolutely anything, it seems unlikely that Amazon will enter the weed game.