A game which started with hidden cash in San Francisco evolved to hidden weed in Vancouver.
At the end of May, anonymous benefactors hid money in envelopes and then used Twitter to distribute clues about where the prizes were hidden. It was a big success and quickly spread to other cities and other prizes, such as beer. But when it reached Vancouver last week, it became all about finding hidden marijuana.
Many Vancouver residents interviewed by the CBC thought the idea was interesting.
“I mean, we are in B.C.,” said one woman.
“That sounds fun, said another, “I love Easter egg hunts.”
But Vancouver Police is not so amused and think the person who stated the joke should stop.
“The hidden money was interesting. The hidden beer was fun — maybe not well-thought-out, but [it had] good intentions. The hidden marijuana is a bit ridiculous,” said Department’s Const. Brian Montague.
Delivering marijuana to someone is considered trafficking and the ‘benefactor’ could be charged for doing so, Montague said.
The police are also concerned that children could find the drug and consume it.
Apparently that did not happen. The last tweet issued on Sunday at 5pm by the @HiddenWeedYVR account says: “Sounds like all 6 of today’s prizes have been found. Please tweet a pic when you find a prize! Remember, always share your weed.”