August 14, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Seattle cops dealing Doritos at Hempfest
Seattle police will be handing out bags of Doritos at Hempfest on Saturday.
The department confirmed the news on twitter, saying it will be giving out bags of chips with educational information from its now-famous Marijwhatnow FAQ.
Police are having some fun with the unusual assignment.
“Please ignore maliciously false reports that we’re giving out Bugles at @seattlehempfest .We would never, ever do that,” the department tweeted today.
Called “Operation Orange Fingers” – really – the distribution of one-ounce bags of nacho cheese Doritos will be funded by the private Seattle Police Foundation, according to police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb.
The department expects to give out just 1,000 bags of chips, Whitcomb said. That’s likely to lead to to some “Dude, where’s my Doritos?” queries from the 250,000 folks expected to attend the three-day pro-pot event.
The idea is not to feed poeple, Whitcomb said, but “to pique their curiosity and get them to go to our FAQ.”
Labels on the small bags will direct Hempfesters to “Marijwhatnow,” which explains that adults are allowed to possess up to an ounce of weed, and no, you can’t get back the pot that cops might have busted you for before voters legalized recreational weed.
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