I think we may finally be getting somewhere! 

Hempfest is coming to Seattle this weekend.  The summer "protestival" has been going on for 22 years and pretty much consists of thousands of people openly smoking pot, listening to music, checking out the wares of hundreds of vendors and enjoying the day with friends.

Seattle cops have always been pretty easy going on the crowd but this year they're providing a much needed service.

Being that Washington (and Colorado!) have recently legalized marijuana use, (by those over 21) the cops at Hempfest this year will not be be busting people or handing out tickets.  They'll be handing out FREE DORITOS!!


Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, a police department spokesman said.

"I think it's going to be a lot of fun.  It's meant to be ironic. The idea of police passing out Doritos at a festival that celebrates pot, we're sure, is going to generate some buzz."

It's not really just to ease the munchies of the crowd, there's actually a point to this.  Each bag of doritos has a label on it directing people to a website that explains the new laws allowing marijuana use in Washington. Basically the "cans and cants" like:

*   adults can possess up to an ounce but can't sell it or give it away.

*   driving under the influence of pot is illegal.

*   public use is illegal. (except, apparently, at Hempfest!)

Festival organizers are expecting around 85,000 people at Hempfest over the course of the 3 day event!

And I just happen to have this weekend off.