Why this police department’s ‘hilarious’ tweet about 420 is actually super messed up

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While 420, the unofficial holiday for all things weed started as a secret code between some teens, it’s become so much more in the past few years. 

As cannabis becomes more accepted in society as states move to legalize recreational and medical marijuana, 420 has become commercialized. Major brands and even police departments are piling on, but instead of celebrating, they’re turning pot use into a joke, and it’s not always funny.

The Wyoming Police Department caused a stir on Twitter on Thursday with a jokey 420 tweet. “Undercover #420 operations are in place. Discreet traps have been set up throughout the city today,” the tweet read. Attached was a photo of a cop holding a large net, ready to catch a stoner, cartoon style. The trap? A bunch of video games and junk food, you know, because people who smoke pot have the munchies, play video games all day, and are stupid.  Read more…

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