SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) – A “weed fairy” keeps posting signs advertising free marijuana around Seattle.
Fliers containing the Twitter name Danksy Appleweed are being posted around the capital city with a nugget of weed taped to them. Yeni Sleidi is the real name of the woman who is posting the signs in an attempt to make people happy.
“I think people are a little worried, because this is something new, and suspicious,” she explained to KCPQ. “But it’s real weed and it’s not dangerous. It will get you high.”
Sleidi shared that she wants to give people a gift of weed while she’s in town for a quick stay. She said a few months ago she did a similar thing in New York and received a lot of positive feedback, which is motivating her to keep going.
“It definitely makes me laugh to be the national Weed Fairy,” Sleidi said to KCPQ. “I decided to give it out to people during the government shutdown; people’s reaction was instantly positive.”
Some people have mixed feelings about her operation.
“I wouldn’t take anything for free from someone I didn’t know,” resident Jvon Spann told KCPQ.
Another resident likes the idea of free marijuana being put on fliers around the city.
“I would smell it and if it’s good and I could tell it was good, then perhaps,” resident Corey Kimball said to KCPQ.
Sleidi said that she’s not afraid of being arrested, since marijuana is legal in Washington.
“They probably have worse things to worry about. I don’t think they will come after the Weed Fairy,” Sleidi shared with KCPQ. “It’s definitely easy to get it in Seattle, but not everyone has the money.”
Seattle police are concerned about the people who are under 21-years-old who may get their hands on the free weed.
“The marijuana, once it’s out there in that format … it’s really unregulated, it could fall into anybody’s hands,” Seattle police spokesman Drew Fowler told KCPQ.
Sleidi said that she tries to leave the signs in areas where the majority of people are old enough to use it.
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