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Now that recreational marijuana is legal in two states with more parts of the country presumably working to enact similar legislation, that means stoners will have more access to the sticky icky than they ever thought was possible. That also means scammers are on the lookout for opportunities to take advantage of some people who are just looking to have a good time.

High Times Magazine must be getting bombarded with requests from very hopeful marijuana smokers these days asking about unsolicited emails and online pop-up ads for marijuana delivery. So one of their reporters decided to find out by calling one of them. First, they got a fake number through a disposable phone number app and called the number of a posting they found on Facebook claiming to sell “Grade AAA” strains of the stuff like Afghan Kush, Northern Lights #5 and Blue Dream. The conversation didn’t last very long. As soon as the reporter started rattling off a list of other items connected to the same number, the conversation came to a quick and abrupt halt.

Of course, anyone with half a brain would know that anything advertised through email or Facebook spam is the biggest sign ever that something is just a scam. Apparently, so many people are still responding to and getting ripped off by these things that it took the bloodshot eyed folks at High Times to prove to them that it’s all just a scheme designed to get your money and give you nothing in return for it.

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