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
But they did want to explain the new rules surrounding recreational marijuana use in the state — and hit upon a novel distribution format: Doritos.
Sticking the cops’ messages on something edible was a no-brainer, Seattle police Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said.
“We knew if we did leaflets, it would turn into litter,” he said. “We wanted people to be able to access the information. It’s actually fun to read. We wanted to do it in a way that is deliberately ironic.”
Each bag contained some sage Dos and Don’ts.
The Don’ts included “Don’t drive while high,” and “Don’t use pot in public. You could be cited but we’d rather give you a warning.”
And the Dos? “Do listen to Dark Side of the Moon at a reasonable volume.”
The crowd ate it up.
In less than 30 minutes, police ran out of all 1,000 bags of chips during #OperationOrangeFingers.
Minor marijuana possession has been the Seattle’s police department’s lowest priority since 2003, but voters last year cast ballots to make recreational use legal.
Initiative 502 says residents over 21 years old may possess up to an ounce of pot for personal use. There are also guidelines for the possession of oils and edibles.