Police Department Jokes About “420” Busts on Twitter, but Cannabis Prohibition Is No Laughing Matter

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Today is April 20, cannabis culture’s “high” holiday, and the police department in Wyoming, Minnesota (yes, you read that correctly) decided to make a joke about it on Twitter.

Many thought the Tweet was funny, but others pointed out that arresting people for cannabis possession is actually no laughing matter.

The police department posted these Tweets a bit later in the day:

While marijuana is decriminalized to an extent in Minnesota – possession of 42.5 grams or less is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum fine of $200 – possessing more than that is a felony and can land you in jail for five years with a $10,000 fine. The state’s medical marijuana laws are also incredibly strict, making it difficult for people to use cannabis for medical purposes.

Despite higher public support than ever for legalized cannabis and a growing body of research that shows the incredible medicinal value of the plant, some “authorities” just can’t seem to grasp that the time to end the war on drugs is long overdue. Marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, and that is unlikely to change anytime soon – if ever.

With Jeff “good people don’t smoke marijuana” Sessions as Attorney General and Trump’s recent appointment of extreme marijuana prohibitionist Tom Marino as US drug czar, it seems the US is taking steps towards more prohibition, not less.

Related Reading: Prohibition, Politics, and Profit: The Truth About Cannabis and Why Government Wants to Control It

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  • roger

    PIGS!! may they all consume excrement and perish………:[

    • CUgator

      Too harsh.

    • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      I say they should fuck off, eat shit, and live to tell about it. . . because there are worse things you can do to a person than kill them.

  • dav1bg

    Hey, it’s not a drug. Although 99% of drug addicts have smoked it. And it can be picked up in your system for 30 days, so what if you are driving on the same highways as my family.

    • CUgator

      It’s a drug. I think a small amount does not impair driving. But if you’re so high you can’t walk, then you shouldn’t be driving either. That’s just common sense.

      • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

        It’s not a drug.

        It’s a plant.

        I can’t intoxicate a person. . . because it’s non-toxic.

    • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      The metabolites can be detected for weeks after one has become stone-cold-sober.

      If a stoned driver is on the same highway as your family, they’re only about 1/3 as likely to cause an accident as a sober driver. . . so your family is relatively safe – whereas drunk drivers are approximately 8 times more likely to cause an accident as a sober driver.

      100% of all drug addicts have imbibed dihydrogen monoxide.

  • It is not Paranoia

    I get why people are angry over it, but you gotta admit their joke was funny 😀

    • G’ma G

      I love the pictures of the donut traps. It has the complete opposite effect of what they wanted–looks like the piggies can’t resist their donuts and we can trap the bad ones with them.

  • tscull

    Oh come on! Simple users have only had to pay misdemeanor fines for the last two decades for the possession of small amounts of weed, maybe spend the night in jail in some areas before being released on bail. The only ones getting nailed and losing their property, livelihoods, and freedom are the dealers being caught with large amounts. I’m all for legalization, but let’s not be distorting the issue with exaggerated falsehoods!

  • Pat Taylor ╚(ಠ_ಠ)=┐

    Over a decade ago, the ɐᴉuɹoɟǝᴉɯɯ0ʞ Highway Patrol sponsored a study between those that had drank alcohol vs. those who smoked pot — The then state highway patrol commissioner made the public statement that he essentially did not condone the use of marijuana, but he would rather drive on the highway with stoned drivers vs drunk drivers — Needless to say, the study was pulled from the CHP site.

  • Pierce

    Prohibition does not work to create a better society. They work really well to keep the population in fear and servitude.

  • Very funny. I wonder how the families of the victims who are brutally assaulted would think of this…

  • Jeri Brace

    Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions &Tom Marino can scream to the rooftops all they want about how they are going to crack down on Marijuana in states that have legalized it for recreational or medicinal. not going to happen. where is the money going to come from for Ron & Nancy’s sequel to the War on Drugs? besides 17 more states are looking to become legal in 2017 requiring more manpower & $$$ for feds to fight their Just say no campaign. in Colorado where I live we pay a 40 to 50% tax on buying weed so unlike alcohol the State brings in $125.00 for every ounce of weed sold compared to 8% on sales for alcohol. huge difference in revenue for the state!
    many states are salivating over the windfall of Tax revenue from marijuana sales to meet their state budget shortfalls. just like in the days of Alcohol Prohibition States are giving the Feds the big F*ck You! So all 3 of them can huff & puff and snarl at us stoners all they want but they are really only full of hot air! it really is only a matter of time America weed will be legal from coast to coast! we win, they lose!