The Seattle Police Department's plan to hand out safety flyers at this weekend's HempFest that people would actually want seems to have worked beautifully: the free Doritos attached to each flyer were gone in 10 minutes, according to the department. Each mini-package of snacks (they brought 1,000 of them) was adorned with a series of educational tips for the largest marijuana-themed festival in the world. "Don't drive while high," they advise, adding, "Don't give, sell, or shotgun weed to people under 21." Do, they say, "listen to Dark Side of the Moon at a Reasonable Volume."
People seemed to like them:
The bags also provide the URL for Seattle PD's amazing guide to the state's laws, which you should read right now if you haven't done so already. And in case that wasn't enough brownie points for the department, they live-tweeted the whole (brief!) giveaway, hashtagged #OperationOrangeFingers:
@seattlehempfest 's getting off to a late start, but we'll have chips in just a few moments folks!— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) August 17, 2013
Sgt. Whitcomb greets with Doritos at the gates. pic.twitter.com/7H49ZuzqAW— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) August 17, 2013
Apparently, there are back-up hot dogs:
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