Let’s say you take an Uber and you are in a city where weed is legalized, but you really need weed. The question is;
Is it OK to ask my Uber driver if they can hook me up with weed if I’m in a state that hasn’t legalized it?
My best answer would be,
Order your weed online and request for discreet delivery. Don’t ask you Uber driver anything. You know, we can sell and deliver you weed.
However, let’s see what others think.
Sure, go ahead and commit a felony! Get both you and the driver in legal trouble! Asking a Uber driver to do something illegal can be considered a conspiracy, which is a felony in most states. That’s a long time in Heartbreak Hotel, and consequences that will follow you the rest of your life.
Some here will say, “go ahead, no harm in asking,” but then that puts the driver in a bad spot… The driver won’t know if you’re a stoner or a cop or a thief. If I were driving you, and you asked, I’d probably pull over and kick you to the curb. The fare isn’t worth the possible jail time, loss of vehicle, and legal fees. And like one response here, the Uber driver could be a cop supplementing his income… that would put you in a bad situation, no?
2. Carl Ausdenmoore
Not if you wish to show that person respect. Uber operates in states where pot is illegal and it illegal to drive high everywhere thus Uber has policies in place about drugs. Respect their assistance to you and don’t ask them.
Uber also isn’t an errand service, it’s a door to door taxi service.
3. Francis Lapyre
You do realize that Uber keeps a record of all trips, don’t you? And that the driver is free to report his/her encounter with you to the police? And that some drivers have dash-cams in the car for their own protection?
Performing a service which is not legal is not a good business model, and asking me in particular to do that will get you in deep doo-doo.
4. Simon Kunze
Sure, it’s perfectly fine to ask but be prepared for any answer. Some might be able and willing to help, others won’t have a clue or will refuse to help you – it’s their call and you should respect their stance on the matter.
But asking? Sure, go ahead! 🙂
5. Martin Dulberg
Seriously, why would you even ask such an obvious question? No.
Let me also give you a tip, you never know what your Uber driver does for a living. In my area I know of at least two state troopers who do it on the side. Not sure how kindly they would take to the question.