The cops wanna know: Is your marijuana dealer ripping you off?
Australia’s Northern Territory Police posted a hilarious plea to emergency services on their Facebook page. A woman called to complaining “about the price of marijuana in her community,” they wrote. She was upset that her dealer had raised the price of her usual bud, and demanded an investigation into this upcharge.
It’s important to note that, yes, recreational marijuana use is still illegal in Australia. That doesn’t mean the Aussies don’t know how to blaze, however. The land down under has one of the highest prevalences of marijuana use in the world. According to a 2010 survey, around 750,000 Australians use cannabis every week and approximately 300,000 smoke every day.
But there’s hope: Also like many other places around the world, Australia’s loosening up on medical cannabis use, with parliament making the plant’s medicinal use legal in 2016.
But let’s get back to this outstanding complaint from a distraught customer. The post has been shared 15,000 times, with commenters reactions spanning from “RELATABLE!” to commiseration over the price of cigarettes.
Their call for help is so snarky, it’s comic gold. “If you know a drug dealer who is ripping you off, give us a call, we’d love to help.”
This sounds suspiciously like that time the police asked for tips when someone had the shopping trip of their lives and left their blow at Sam’s Club. Think before you narc on your dealers, dudes. You’re only narcing on yourselves.