After deputies pulled the Jirons over, they smelled a strong marijuana odor.
That's when police found 60 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle, along with several containers of concentrated THC.
Although Patrick and Barbara Jiron are 83 and 70, respectively, their age has not slowed down their passion for Christmas or cannabis.
The Jirons are from California and told authorities they were driving to Vermont.
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The pair were charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp, which is required by Nebraska state law, NPR said.
The deputies launched a search that turned up almost 60 pounds of marijuana, stored in boxes inside the car's pickup topper, with a street value of around $336,000.
Nebraska is one of several U.S. states where marijuana remains illegal - even for medical uses. Both charges are felonies. The state, like many in the US, has not decriminalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use.
The couple claimed that the weed was not for them, and that they were going to give it all away as gifts.
In California, it is legal to possess up to 28 1/2 grams of marijuana for recreational use. You can get enthusiasts everything from a sleek tasting journal, where folks can record experiences with different strains of marijuana, to a veritable plethora of different smoking accessories, to THC-laced edibles from companies like Incredibles, which produces chocolates, gummies, tarts, and mints - though, again, these are not legal in all states.