The Brain Behind Seattle Police's Social Media On Marijuana, Twitter, And Doritos

Seattle Police Dept. @SeattlePD

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WASHINGTON: Seattle’s Hempfest is the nation’s largest festival celebrating pot culture, especially the decriminalization of marijuana usage. This year’s Hempfest comes after the citizens of Washington voted to decriminalize and regulate pot statewide. Local police, though, are still charged with making sure that people use the substance in a smart way.

The Brain Behind Seattle Police's Social Media On Marijuana, Twitter, And Doritos

Seattle Police Dept. @SeattlePD

Rock it:

WASHINGTON: Seattle’s Hempfest is the nation’s largest festival celebrating pot culture, especially the decriminalization of marijuana usage. This year’s Hempfest comes after the citizens of Washington voted to decriminalize and regulate pot statewide. Local police, though, are still charged with making sure that people use the substance in a smart way.

Seattle Police Cure Munchies with Doritos Giveaway at City's Hempfest

Sgt. Whitcomb greets with Doritos at the gates.

WASHINGTON: When Seattle pot smokers got the munchies this weekend, the cops had their back. Now that marijuana is legal in Washington, there’s not much police could do about weed-toting revelers at the city’s 

Hempfest: Thousands Attend Opening of Three-Day Marijuana Festival In Seattle Park

An American flag flies atop the stage at the first day of Hempfest.

WASHINGTON: Thousands streamed into a Seattle waterfront park Friday for the opening of a three-day marijuana festival — an event that is part party, part protest and part victory celebration after the legalization of pot in Washington and Colorado last fall.

Seattle Hempfest Enters New Era

Hempfest is a three day celebration of cannabis culture that takes place in Seattle.

WASHINGTON: Seattle’s 22nd Annual Hempfest is scheduled to begin Friday, August 16, 2013, in Myrtle Edwards park near Belltown. And times have changed. Initiative 502 has legalized recreational marijuana in Washington, but Hempfest founders say as long as marijuana remains illegal under federal law, their festival will still matter.