At Seattle Hempfest, cops won’t be handing out summonses or tickets to openly dope-smoking Washington State revelers — instead reportedly planning to distribute Doritos to the stoned masses.
According to the Associated Press, the Hempfest Doritos plan has been sanctioned by head cops — and Sgt. Sean Whitcomb commented on the initiative.
Whitcomb, Whitcomb… that name sounds familiar. Where did we hear it before Doritos at Hempfest?
Oh. That was the guy openly endorsing a Seattle cop’s decision to do a Reddit AMA against official department rules.
Earlier this month, a Seattle cop’s unsanctioned Reddit AMA drew some attention and speculation he could be sanctioned for it — but Whitcomb commented:
“It represents a shift in police culture people hear a lot about … Five, 10 years ago, this would have been frowned upon. For the last couple of years, we’ve been working toward this — having a model of open access and understanding that our department is full of people who are good ambassadors.”
Good ambassadors, indeed. What’s a better friendly face than a guy at Hempfest giving out Doritos? It seems the move is a great way to promote a good working relationship between cops and stoners for sure, and there’s more.
The Doritos at Hempfest will be affixed with a label urging pot smokers to visit a SPD published website with a legal marijuana Q&A titled “Marijwhatnow? A Guide to Legal Marijuana Use In Seattle.”
Do you think cops with Doritos at Hempfest are a good idea?