Cops have been buckling down ahead of this year’s 4/20, as the toker’s holiday has become more and more of a cherished tradition amongst the cannabis community. This has led to police everywhere doing everything they can send out stringent warnings to those that celebrate the plant. Even if they have to get a little creative about it. The Fargo Police department decided to try to go the funny-route, and to the amusement of, most likely, absolutely no one, they posted a TOTALLY hilarious status in which the police department offers prize for possessing the most cannabis.
A Timely Tweet
Since today is 4/20, we are giving away prizes to the person that has the most marijuana. If you think you have more marijuana than anyone else, and you want to enter this contest, come by and show us at 222 4 St. N.
— Fargo Police (@FargoPolice) April 20, 2018
In North Dakota, qualifying medical marijuana patients can obtain up to three ounces of herbal medication, and their medical marijuana program has garnered increased attraction of several cannabis companies.
However, recreational marijuana is still highly illegal, and the state possesses some of the strictest marijuana laws in the country. For example, a first offense possession of a single joint is punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000.
The state’s Marijuana Policy Project’s has clamored for decriminalization, but there the prospective timeline remains murky, but participants are eager to see a lower penalty for cannabis users.
It’s safe to say the Fargo Police department do not follow that demographic.
Final Hit: Police Department Offers Prize For Possessing The Most Cannabis
Although the members of the Fargo Police department might think they’re clever, they’re far from the first, or last Police department to make ill-attempts at the whole ‘humor’ thing.
Cops have long been tweeting dad-jokes and corny barbs at the marijuana community, several of which, has caught the ire of many.
For 420, things have particularly ramped up. Earlier in the week, the Lawrence Police department in Kansas tweet it’s only little shot at prospective participants in the holiday.
“Hey potheads planning to toke up on 4/20, stay off the roads,” the tweet warned. “Stock up on Cheetos and Mt. Dew BEFORE you spark. Saturation patrols to find drugged drivers to occur.”
While it might be hard to fault the police for trying to keep high driving to a minimum, the could have delivered their message in a way that doesn’t perpetuate tired stereotypes about those who consume cannabis. That’s just lazy writing.
With full-legal marijuana remains far-off in North Dakota, so it’s no surprise its police are looking for ways to get marijuana ‘off the streets.’
It’s just the lame attempts at pseudo-entrapment, on our favorite holiday, nonetheless, that really grinds our gears.