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Seattle Police To Hand Out Bags Of Chips At Hempfest

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(CBS Seattle) — The Seattle Police Department plans to hand out information regarding Washington’s marijuana legalization this weekend at Seattle’s Hempfest.

How? By placing stickers on bags of free chips. The department confirmed the story, which was initially reported by The Stranger, via Twitter Wednesday.


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The labels on the snack-sized bags will direct festival attendees to the SPD’s infamous post-legalization FAQ called “Marijwhatnow?” The department’s guide on the changing laws was a big hit last year on the web — partly because of the clever writing and partly because it informed smokers they would just be given “verbal warnings” by officers for public marijuana use in the first several weeks of legalization.

Sergeant Sean Whitcomb told The Stranger that handing out the chips would be ironic enough that “people will accept them in good humor.”

Funding for the project is entirely from the privately-run Seattle Police Foundation. Police say they plan to distribute about 1,000 bags of Doritos over the weekend, according to The Stranger.

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