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$325 plastic bags — with free weed ‘gift’ — advertised on Craigslist

Giving away — or “gifting”— up to one ounce of marijuana is now legal in Massachusetts, but are some people pushing the new law too far? John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

Days after Governor Charlie Baker signed a measure delaying the opening of recreational marijuana retail shops statewide by six months, a budding entrepreneur took to Craigslist to offer people a backdoor approach to getting their hands on some pot — one that authorities say would violate the new law.

In an ad posted to the website titled “Bud, weed, marijuana, cannabis,” a person who identified himself as “Corey” listed for sale empty plastic bags ranging in price from $20 to $325. Depending on which bag is purchased, the seller promised to include a “gift” of marijuana inside.

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