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Local Police Are Wishing Their Resident Stoners A Happy 4/20 On Twitter
If you've ever been around, smelled, or inhaled a skunky, sweetly stinky cloud of ganja, then you know what today is: 4/20, the international stoner holiday and a not-so-secret code phrase for “let’s get baked out of our minds.”
Thanks to a growing legalization push, this may be one of the most chill non-holidays in recent memory. Marijuana consumption is legal for medical purposes in 27 states as well as the District of Columbia, decriminalized in many others, and eight states plus D.C. have legalized the recreational use, exchange, or sale of weed. There’s a green wave washing across America, and it smells dank as hell.
Despite this, cannabis, and cannabis extracts remain illegal on the federal level, where they’re listed as a Schedule 1 narcotic, right up there with heroin. But local police and sheriff departments are taking to Twitter to wish their resident stoners a happy 4/20 — and on the whole, the statements are pretty chill, especially in states with legalization like Colorado.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) April 20, 2017
Yes, the secret is out. You’re not fooling anyone. We all know you’re high right now.
Ahhh yes, April 20th. Happy 420 is upon us... pic.twitter.com/nraiPzniqK
— Dixon Police (@DixonPolice) April 20, 2017
Others have taken a different tact, laying traps for silly stoners to fall into. Ooh, snacks.
— Wyoming, MN Police (@wyomingpd) April 20, 2017
You may not think you reek like Pepe Le Pew, but trust us, everyone can smell it.
— NJSP - State Police (@NJSP) April 20, 2017
Really though, nobody cares that you’re high as a kite. The cops just don’t want you to be an idiot about it.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) April 20, 2017
But if you do decide to act a fool, be sure to get something out of it. Like a candy bar.
Promoting a safe #420: have an officer test your weed and get a fun-size Snickers. Want a full size bar? Give em your dealers address. pic.twitter.com/vw9CjmTRgm
— Maplewood Police MN (@MaplewoodPolice) April 20, 2017
Also, maybe you shouldn't be strapped like some baked wanna-be Wyatt Earp.
Great intel lead to a positive search warrant for the 1063 team in the 10th District. Weapons and drugs recovered. pic.twitter.com/Kq38HxPOap
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) April 19, 2017
Looks like American police departments have been taking notes from a comedy classic:
A Corpsman went to a military hospital for a routine shoulder surgery. 4 days later he was dead, and his parents say the Navy is to blame
Jordan Way was living a waking nightmare.
The 23-year-old sailor laid in bed trembling. At times, his body would shake violently as he sobbed. He had recently undergone a routine shoulder surgery on Dec. 12, 2017, and was hoping to recover.
Instead, Jordan couldn't do much of anything other than think about the pain. Simple tasks like showering, dressing himself, or going to the bathroom alone were out of the question, and the excruciating sensation in his shoulder made lying down to sleep feel like torture.
"Imagine being asleep," he called to tell his mother Suzi at one point, "but you can still feel the pain."
To help, military doctors gave Jordan oxycodone, a powerful semi-synthetic opiate they prescribed to dull the sensation in his shoulder. Navy medical records show that he went on to take more than 80 doses of the drug in the days following the surgery, dutifully following doctor's orders to the letter.
Instinctively, Jordan, a Navy corpsman who by day worked at the Twentynine Palms naval hospital where he was now a patient, knew something was wrong. The drugs seemed to have little effect. His parents advised him to seek outside medical advice, but base doctors insisted the drugs just needed more time to work.
"They've got my back," Jordan had told his parents before the surgery, which happened on a Tuesday. By Saturday, he was dead.
Two airmen from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, were killed on Thursday when two T-38 Talon training aircraft crashed during training mission, according to a message posted on the base's Facebook age.
The two airmen's names are being withheld pending next of kin notification.
A total of four airmen were onboard the aircraft at the time of the incident, base officials had previously announced.
The medical conditions for the other two people involved in the crash was not immediately known.
An investigation will be launched to determine the cause of the crash.
Emergency responders from Vance Air Force Base are at the crash scene to treat casualties and help with recovery efforts.
Read the entire message below:
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Two Vance Air Force Base Airmen were killed in an aircraft mishap at approximately 9:10 a.m. today.
At the time of the accident, the aircraft were performing a training mission.
Vance emergency response personnel are on scene to treat casualties and assist in recovery efforts.
Names of the deceased will be withheld pending next of kin notification.
A safety investigation team will investigate the incident.
Additional details will be provided as information becomes available. #VanceUpdates.
This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information is released.
The commander of the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment has been relieved over a loss of "trust and confidence in his ability to lead" amid an investigation into his conduct, a Corps official told Task & Purpose on Thursday.
Col. Lawrence F. Miller was removed from his post on Thursday morning and replaced with his executive officer, Lt. Col. Larry Coleman, who will serve as interim commander of the Quantico, Virginia based unit.
President Donald Trump has nixed any effort by the Navy to excommunicate Eddie Gallagher from the SEAL community.
"The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher's Trident Pin," the president tweeted on Thursday. "This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to business!"
A pair of Texas congressmen have introduced legislation to the House to create a monument "to honor the valiant service" of Medal of Honor recipients in Washington, D.C.