‘Share your stash’: Cops mark #Happy420 by trolling weed lovers everywhere (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
HAPPY 420 EVERYONE!! 🌍💨 We hope your day is filled with good friends, good smoke and only the highest of times. ✌ 💚 & cannabis for all pic.twitter.com/tSV72iLPbj— HIGH TIMES (@HIGH_TIMES_Mag) April 20, 2017
The annual celebration has seen high profile weed advocates such as rapper Snoop Dogg once again put forward their support for the mood-altering drug.
Happy 420 to all the stoners!!!— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) April 20, 2017
currently in room 420 celebrating 4/20 at 4:20 am.— Young Gunner (@machinegunkelly) April 20, 2017
Happy 420. Find yours.— Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) April 20, 2017
In parts of the world where weed has been legalized, 420 can be enjoyed freely. Those living in places with more conservative drug laws, however, risk being collared by the cops.
This year, a number of 420 gatherings are planned around the world, including London, Melbourne, Denver, Atlanta and San Bernardino, California.
With a so-called “smoke off” expected in London’s Hyde Park, the Metropolitan Police reminded the participating public to expect officers “enforcing drugs legislation” and possible penalties.
A reminder for those attending the rally at #HydePark today, officers will be enforcing drugs legislation #420— MPS Events (@MetPoliceEvents) April 20, 2017
In Florida, where marijuana is still illegal unless prescribed, police at Pasco Sheriff’s Office sarcastically asked recreational drug users to let them in on their celebrations and “share your stash”.
Pasco police urged 420 fans to message them online and an officer will be “right over”.
Happy 420 Day everyone, if you want to help us partake and want to share your stash, just DM us and we'll have someone right over!— Pasco Sheriff (@PascoSheriff) April 20, 2017
Similar trolling tactics have been used by police in Minnesota, where cannabis possession is punishable with a fine or up to 30 years in prison, depending on the amount.
Wyoming Police Department posted a picture of an officer manning a “trap” set with munchies such as Doritos and Cheetos for hungry stoners.
We heard complaints about someone not having enough drugs for #420 so if you're a drug dealer hit us up so we can......connect. #helpfulcops— Wyoming, MN Police (@wyomingpd) April 20, 2017
In Colorado and Oregon, where recreational use is legal for adults, the attitude towards the unofficial smoking holiday has been equally as hilarious – but much more laid back.