Covid-19 has slowed the march of legalised recreational pot, but a Maine company has enlisted psychics to get its business up and running by finding customers’ “lost weed”.
Despite Maine voting to permit the leisure use of cannabis in 2016, there are still no legal pot shops.
But for the pandemic, retailers would have opened their doors to customers in June, making Maine one of 11 states where recreational pot could be bought over the counter.
Coronavirus brought the process to a grinding halt and as things stand, 163 businesses have been given conditional licences by the state and 31 more have leapt through the second hoop and been approved by their town, paving the way for them to open by the end of the year.
Frustrated by the delay, one company, Incredibles.me of Portland, believes it has found a way of fulfilling the pent-up demand.
Customers who have “lost” their weed are invited to enlist the help of a psychic to locate their missing stash.
Then, with the aid of the company’s website, the customer – who must be at least 21 years-old – can identify the pot they have lost which will then be found by one of its psychics.
“We have Psychics roaming all over Portland communicating with their deity, their spirit guides, and having religious moments of clarity. We can guarantee to find your LOST WEED!! (For a small, but very worthwhile fee!),” it explains.
“We are not a delivery service, we are not furnishing you weed. We are simply returning YOUR property! If you have LOST your weed, please feel free to reach out to us!
“Your word is good enough for us. If you say you LOST IT, we will FIND IT, GUARANTEED or you pay nothing.”
The ruse is not the first time a company has sought to short-circuit the system. Another enterprise gave the pot away, but charged a substantial delivery fee. However, that loophole was closed.
“We are operating in a grey area, waiting for the politicians of Maine to enact what people voted for,” said a spokesman for Incredibles.me who gave his name as Jester Wiggins.
“We are using spirits to help people find their lost weed. We are using them to locate weed which people didn’t even know was missing.
“It’s kind of a religious thing,” he added.
“We are acting responsibly. Our drivers are wearing masks and gloves and we are paying state taxes and putting money aside for. federal taxes.”