U.S. Postal Service to newspapers: your marijuana ads are illegal

(FoxNews.com) - While ‘neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night’ will stop the U.S. Postal Service from delivering the mail, that promise apparently doesn't apply to Oregon newspapers that carry marijuana ads — despite marijuana being legal in the state.

A recent USPS memo issued out of its Portland headquarters warns newspapers: continue to run paid ads for medical marijuana dispensaries and herbal shops that sell cannabis-related products, or face the wrath of the federal government.

And that edict also underscores the growing struggle created by conflicting state and federal laws on legalized marijuana.

Through popular ballot initiatives, Oregon legalized medical marijuana in 1998, and recreational marijuana in 2014. Though Oregon is one of 23 states with a medical marijuana law and one of five, including the District of Columbia, with fully legalized cannabis, it remains illegal on the federal level.

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