Seattle cops continue to rule, hand out Doritos at pot rally

Ever since Washington voted to become the first state in the nation to completely decriminalize marijuana, the Seattle Police Department has proven themselves to be the chillest and most fun-loving group of cops in the union. SPD not only accepted that marijuana was now legal, they did so with a sense of humor about the whole thing, creating an FAQ website about the new rules called “Mariwhatnow?” that even included a YouTube embed of Bilbo Baggins praising “the finest weed in the South Farthing.”

Now they’re just out-doing themselves with a plan to actually distribute Doritos at Seattle’s biggest pot rally, Hempfest.

The Stranger reports that cops will plan to hand out Doritos at the event with stickers on the bags directing citizens to the “Mariwhatnow” website, where they can learn the rules about how to imbibe in the newly-legal pot.

“Distributing salty snacks at a festival celebrating hemp, I think, is deliberately ironic enough that people will accept them in good humor,” says SPD spokesman Sergeant Sean Whitcomb. “We want to make sure people learn the rules and that they respect the vote.”

You heard him, Seattleites: Respect the vote. Weed is now legal, so you should enjoy it and enjoy it responsibly. When you do, the cops will be on hand to give you snacks.

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