Hempfest cops


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LAST Novem­ber a Wash­ing­ton state referendum, I- 502, more or less le­gal­ized pos­ses­sion of up to 30 grams of mar­i­juana. So nat­u­rally there was a re­ally fes­tive, smoky at­mos­phere at the Seat­tle Hempfest last week­end. How did the cops re­act? Well, they handed out free bags of Doritos, paid for by pri­vate do­na­tions and each with a sticker: “Hempfesters! We thought you might be hun­gry” and then some “dos and don’ts” about the re­vised law: “Don’t drive while high. Don’t give, sell, or shot­gun weed to peo­ple un­der 21,” etc. And then: “Do lis­ten to Dark Side of the Moon at a rea­son­able vol­ume.”

Not bad, eh? But I’m sure Win­nipeg’s po­lice would be ev­ery bit as cool, if the law ever changed here. Don’t you think?

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