The decision by voters in Washington and Colorado to legalize marijuana for recreational use has already made its mark in law enforcement. Earlier this week, the Seattle Police Department sent a memo telling officers to issue verbal warnings to subjects who smoke it in public.
Public toking would still violate the law—voters legalized recreational use of up to one ounce in the privacy of a home—yet the department is already shifting its enforcement strategy.
On Friday, Pierce County (Wash.) Sheriff's deputies responded to a home invasion where two armed, masked men were shot and killed while attempting to rob marijuana and cash at a grower's Puyallup home.
With the marijuana legalization debate now in the spotlight, let's take a look at all the slang terms for marijuana. There are plenty out there, and we'd like your best one. If you can, add it to our Cop Slang dictionary.
Here are a few to get you started—wacky tobaccy, grass, Mary Jane, 4:20, weed, pot, and dope. OK, we gave you the easy ones, now tell us your favorites!
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