WASHINGTON: The world’s largest pro-pot rally will be in Seattle this weekend – and police here are handing out free bags of Doritos.
The bags of nacho cheese-flavored chips will come with information about Initiative 502, the voter-approved initiative that made small amounts of marijuana legal for adult consumption in Washington.
“It’s meant to be funny and ultimately our No. 1 goal is community outreach and public education,” said Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, who also is speaking on a Hempfest stage Saturday. “It totally buys into the stereotype, but tin this particular case we feel that we’ll be getting our message out.”
The 1,000 bags of chips are paid for by the Seattle Police Foundation, so taxpayer money isn’t being used, Whitcomb said.
“A lot of people are confused and still have questions,” he said of I-502. “We want people to know the rules to follow the law and respect the vote.”
The Doritos effort is more attention for a police department that received worldwide attention last November for their question and answer guide called “Marijwhatnow? A Guide to Legal Marijuana Use In Seattle.”