The Fargo Police Set Up A Cannabis Sting By Offering ‘Prizes To The Person That Has The Most Marijuana’

The Fargo Police celebrated 420 last weekend by setting up a cannabis sting on Twitter. Last Friday, the police department's official Twitter account tweeted a trap disguised as a cannabis prize.

'Since today is 4/20, we are giving away prizes to the person that has the most marijuana," the tweet read. "If you think you have more marijuana than anyone else, and you want to enter this contest, come by and show us at 222 4 St. N." 

While medical marijuana is legal in North Dakota, recreational cannabis remains prohibited. So anyone who turned up to claim their 'prize' at the police station was liable to get charged with a drug offense.

And the Fargo police weren't the only ones releasing special 420 tweets this year. Police in Lawrence, Kansas cracked some stereotypical stoner jokes through their Twitter account on Friday.

"Hey potheads planning to toke up on 4/20, stay off the road. Stock up on Cheetos and Mt. Dew BEFORE you spark. Saturation patrols to find drugged drivers to occur," they tweeted.

While drug impaired driving is a real issue and should be taken seriously, it's also important for police in Lawrence and across the country to address the issue without insulting cannabis consumers and rehashing old and untrue stereotypes about people who smoke marijuana.

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