Seattle Police Explaining New State Pot Law at City’s Hempfest


In “Operation Orange Fingers,” Seattle police will hand out bags of Doritos at Hempfest tomorrow, says the Seattle Times. Police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said he and other officers will distribute one-ounce bags of nacho-cheese chips with educational information affixed about the state's new legal pot law.

The bags will contain a label with a link to the department's “Marijwhatnow” FAQ, which explains that adults are now allowed to possess up to an ounce of weed, and that you can't get back the pot that cops might have seized before voters legalized recreational weed in last November's election. Police will enforce aspects of the new law at Hempfest. They will bust minors for consuming in public, which is a misdemeanor, and will bust people dealing pot, which is a felony. Under the new law, only state-licensed stores can sell pot.

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