Free Marijuana? California Legal Weed Supporters Hand Out Cannabis, Hidden Cash Becomes Hidden Pot

Anyone want free marijuana? Some legal weed supporters in California are trying out a campaign called “weed for votes” where free cannabis is handed out. But a bit further north, the Hidden Cash game has transformed into a hunt for free weed.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, one Hidden Cash benefactor claims the American Christian church is not doing enough to help the poor in comparison to years past. Supporters of marijuana legalization are pointing to how crime statistics are down in the city of Denver ever since legal weed became the norm in Colorado.

The Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition decided to get out the vote in an interesting fashion. As part of their voter turnout program, they handed out free marijuana and discounts at dispensaries to those who showed up with an “I voted” sticker. Coalition director John Lee said the idea was to get voters with medical marijuana cards to vote in political candidates who would be “reasonable” when it comes to marijuana laws:

“We have a huge opportunity to make a large impact in who runs San Jose. Although we may not have regulations on the June ballot, insuring the right politicians are elected is even more important.”

The reason the free pot program was grown was in response to the San Jose City Council planning on introducing “new medical marijuana regulations, including restrictions on medical marijuana cards and where cannabis is grown.”

But free marijuana took on a new meaning when someone in Vancouver decided that hiding free weed and free beer around the city was a good way to mimic the Hidden Cash game:

@HiddenWeedYVR That guy I love found it! Split it with Steve who was also looking. Thanks! #hiddenweed pic.twitter.com/JWtMMhl4zQ

— Renee Magnusson (@reneemagnusson) June 6, 2014

Of course, not everyone thinks that is such a hot idea. Marijuana legalization efforts in Canada are limited to medical marijuana, and as such this recreational marijuana use is quite illegal. If only for that reason alone, some people feel that free marijuana needs to be stopped in its tracks pronto:

“By hiding these things around town, you are not creating a fun surprise for someone. You are causing a potential panic as avaricious mother****ers storm an area for treasure. Also, leaving weed and beer laying around where any child could find it is pretty much the stupidest, most irresponsible thing I could imagine. Not to mention that possession of marijuana without a license is still illegal in Canada and leaving it laying around could be considered trafficking. I’m sure the people behind these accounts have nothing but the best intentions. But this is a trend that needs to stop before someone gets hurt.”

What do you think about these efforts to use free marijuana?