Cops To Pass Out Doritos Instead Of Tickets At Seattle Hempfest
With the state of Washington legalizing the use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21, this year’s Hempfest in Seattle will be a cause for celebration, with thousands of pot smokers now able to legally imbibe in marijuana in plain sight. Obviously, there will be many new changes to this year’s festival to correspond with the new laws, but the biggest may be with the city’s police force.Instead of doling out handcuffs and fines this year, the Seattle Police Department will be handing out Doritos to pot smokers who may be feeling a little hungry. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb told the NY Post, “It’s meant to be ironic. The idea of police passing out Doritos at a festival that celebrates pot, we’re sure, is going to generate some buzz.”Each bag will have a label attached to it, urging users to check out a website which provides some information about Seattle’s new laws. While marijuana is still illegal under federal law, in Seattle, adults may possess up to an ounce of marijuana; however, they may not sell, gift, or smoke it in public.