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Seattle police hand out pot PSAs to users — on bags of Doritos

Seattle police hand out pot PSAs to users — on bags of Doritos

Seattle police hand out pot PSAs to users — on bags of Doritos

You probably heard the news that police in Seattle, Washington, were distributing 1,000 bags of Doritos corn chips at the city’s first Hempfest since Washington State legalized marijuana.

The chips were paid for by the Seattle Police Foundation as part of a police-led campaign. The stickers remind Hempfest attendees that there are still marijuana rules in effect, such as driving under the influence and a minimum legal age for use. Smoking in public is also, apparently, still prohibited. But the police are not handing out tickets for that just yet.

Seattle police hand out pot PSAs to users — on bags of Doritos

Seattle PD spokesperson Sergeant Sean Whitcomb told The Stranger‘s Ben Livingston, “Our department has taken a leadership role in public education, and it’s a responsibility we are taking very seriously. We are not looking to have a heavy hand when it comes to enforcement. That said, the rules are the rules, and we want people to voluntarily comply with them.”

Coolest. Cops. Ever.

UPDATE: The plan worked so well (or the event munchies were so intense) that the Seattle PD ran out of Doritos in 10 minutes! I have yet to see any acknowledgement from Frito-Lay of this free PR bonanza.

Pictures via @GrahamKIRO7. H/T to the amazingly funny Twitter admin at @SeattlePD

Advertiser:
Seattle Police Department
Source:
Gawker

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