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Say what you will about the Sharonville, Ohio, police. But you can’t deny that they have a sense of humor.
In an incident that has already gone semi-viral, the cops in that town were on the receiving end of a phone call recently from a man who accused them – the cops, that is – of stealing four grams of his “really f---ing good weed,” and demanding that they return it.
Apparently thinking of nearby Cincinnati’s recently enacted marijuana ordinance that decriminalizes possession of less than 100 grams, the man believed that it applied to Sharonville, which is 10 miles to the north. Told (a) that they didn’t have his weed, and (b) that marijuana is still illegal there in Hamilton County, the man reportedly calmed down and backed off.
The Sharonville Police, however, took advantage of the incident to provide a Teachable Moment for the public, posting the audio of the call on their Facebook page along with a reminder that marijuana possession there is still against the law. “We feel that some people may be a bit in the weeds so we would like to take this opportunity to clear the haze,” the police wrote. “To be blunt, recreational marijuana is still ILLEGAL.”
And there the matter might rest.
Except that it would be negligent on our part to let that happen when, in fact, there is a fairly long list of humorous incidents involving pot, cops, and telephone calls. So, in the spirit of the Sharonville Police and their commitment to public betterment, we pass on what we know:
Of course, some of these incidents occurred in states where pot is now legal. But the point here should be clear: Before you go and call the cops about your missing weed, make sure it’s a legal commodity in your state.
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