There are growing calls in the United Kingdom to legalize recreational marijuana, with parliamentary officials even suggesting that it could be done in the next five years. But some people apparently aren’t willing to wait that long.
A pair of individuals, both clad in black masks, were filmed in Manchester this month doling out free cannabis to passersby. The video shows the two in Piccadilly Gardens, one of the city’s major green spaces, unfurling a sign that makes it abundantly clear what they set out to do: “FREE BUD ‘SOUVENIRS.’” The duration of the footage plays out as you would expect, with the masked individuals — donning black attire from head to toe — pulling out one marijuana bud after another to an ever-swelling group of park-goers.
The two individuals reportedly passed out £800 (about $980) worth of free marijuana. Video of the stunt surfaced online Monday, but according to Lad Bible, it was shot on July 14. “One of the two pot peddlers, however, was intercepted by police and arrested as they headed home,” Metro reported. The other individual involved, identified only as “Outlaw,” told Metro that he successfully evaded authorities.
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