Marijuana Police’s Pink Floyd Proposal
Seattle Police have printed up a list of ‘dos and don’ts’ for pot smokers on 1,000 bags of Doritos which they distributed to revellers attending Seattle’s Hempfest last week.
Warning locals “don’t use pot in public. You could be cited but we’d rather give you a warning” and ‘don’t drive while high’, the police approved snack chips also included musical recommendations for more confused smokers.
“Do listen to Dark Side of the Moon at a reasonable volume,” the bags urged.
The latest forward thinking move by Seattle cops came over a year after locals voted to legalise recreational pot use, allowing people to possess up to one ounce of cannabis for personal use. Similar laws were proposed by New York City Comptroller John Liu this week, via a detailed report in which he outlined the dramatic benefits such a move would bring to the East Coast City.
“New York City’s misguided war on marijuana has failed, and its enforcement has damaged far too many lives, especially in minority communities,” Comptroller Liu noted,
“It’s time for us to implement a responsible alternative,” he urged.
“Regulating marijuana would keep thousands of New Yorkers out of the criminal justice system, offer relief to those suffering from a wide range of painful medical conditions, and make our streets safer by sapping the dangerous underground market that targets our children.
“In this way, we’ll invest in young people’s futures, instead of ruining them,” he said. (click here for the report in full: http://on.nyc.gov/19s4dR1 )
http://bit.ly/PJQP3C (Seattle Police official advice: Can I smoke pot outside my home? Like at a park, magic show, or the Bite of Seattle?
Much like having an open container of alcohol in public, doing so could result in a civil infraction—like a ticket—but not arrest. You can certainly use marijuana in the privacy of your own home. Additionally, if smoking a cigarette isn’t allowed where you are (say, inside an apartment building or flammable chemical factory), smoking marijuana isn’t allowed there either.
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