Marijwhatnow? The Seattle PD Hand Out Righteous Snacks
“They don’t suck, they’re from Seattle.”
– Beavis and Butt-Head
Oh, Emerald City. Don’t ever change:
(Reuters) – Police in Seattle have no plans to issue citations to dope-smoking revelers when the city’s annual Hempfest kicks off Friday, but officers will be handing out Doritos instead.
The annual festival, billed as the world’s largest pot rally, is being celebrated for the first time since Washington state voters legalized recreational marijuana use last year.
Officers will be distributing 1,000 bags of Doritos tortilla chips at the three-day bash with labels directing people to the department’s online pot primer, “Marijwhatnow?”
The guide explains that while recreational pot use is legal under Washington state’s new law, it remains illegal to possess more than an ounce of the drug, smoke it in public, drive under its influence or to sell it without a license.
Most excellent, dudes, but I think you’re going to need more Doritos. According to Wikipedia, since its founding in 1991, “Hempfest, it has grown into a 3-day annual political rally, concert, and arts and crafts fair with attendance typically over 250,000.” Last year’s attendance was around 310,000. At a thousand bags of Doritos, that’s any were from 250 to 300 stoners per.
On the other hand, what’re a quarter of a million potheads going to do if they’re unhappy with the Doritos-to-stoner ratio – get high and forget to riot?
It’s easy, of course, to make fun of the situation. But what’s really going on here is this: A police department is showing respect for the law, for the will of the voters, and for the rights of individuals. Imagine that.
Nicely done, police bros.