This lucky Hempfest attendee landed several Doritos bags from local police. Photo via Ebay user 1952geezer.
This lucky Hempfest attendee landed several Doritos bags from local police. Photo via Ebay user 1952geezer.

It was Hempfest in Seattle over the weekend, and for this particular celebration of cannabis, the local police force lent a helping hand by giving away bags of Doritos to cure any munchies its citizens may have had.

doritosebayCalled Operation Orange Fingers, Seattle Police provided 1,000 bags of chips attached with stickers encouraging people to visit an SPD legal guide to marijuana in Seattle called Marijwhatnow. Possesion of up to one ounce of marijuana became legal in Washington this past December, while regulated sale of cannabis is set to begin this winter.

Turns out some of those bags — many with the chips already eaten — are somewhat of a prized possession. A few people have posted their Doritos on eBay, with bids now surpassing $50.

Of course, as Josh Kerns at MyNorthwest points out, you can simply print out a high-res sticker and buy a small bag of Doritos to create your own souvenir. But those just aren’t as special as the 1,000 given away this weekend as the budding bids indicate on eBay.

Previously on GeekWire: Budding business: Startup lights up with $7 million to grow the Yelp of medical marijuana

Comments

  • Bud

    I guess Taylor Soper is not a toker. Possession of 1 oz became legal last December. The sale of marijuana becomes legal this December.

    • Taylor Soper

      Hey Bud, no comment to your initial comment. But you’re right about the law, and I changed the post just now. Thanks for looking out :)

  • Guest

    Wow! With 1,000 bags distributed at Hempfest, the Seattle Police Department just made $60,000. Excellent work.

    Taylor! Please change the headline to “SEATTLE PD JUST MADE $60,000 THOUSAND WITH HEMPFEST DORITOS.” Thanks.

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