Yo, listen up! This is Dan, and I’m here to drop some knowledge on a crazy incident that went down at Neptune Beach in Florida. So, check it out – the local police were called in because a whole bunch of weed had washed ashore. Yeah, you heard that right, folks. It was like finding a lost treasure buried in the sand.
According to the Neptune Beach Police Department’s Facebook post, there was a massive amount of weed that had busted open at sea and scattered all over the beach. The cops had to hurry their butts over there to team up with Public Works and clean up this unexpected green surprise.
Now, they posted some pics on Facebook that showed a long trail of dank buds littering the shoreline. But hold up, they had to warn everyone not to go hunting for this herb like it’s their personal treasure map. Nah, fam, this weed wasn’t something you’d wanna puff on.
The police made it clear in their post that this marijuana had gotten real nasty from being exposed to the ocean. It was straight-up rotting and degrading, making it completely useless for any kind of use or consumption. Sorry, but no smoking sessions were gonna happen with this washed-up bud.
Action News Jax reported that the officers and Public Works were on the scene later that Saturday morning, making moves to clear out all that dank debris from the beach. So, by the time they were done, that area was clean as a whistle.
They even talked to some eyewitnesses who saw the cops picking up those waterlogged buds from the shoreline. Can you imagine stumbling upon that sight? It’s like finding buried treasure, but instead of gold doubloons, it’s weed nuggets.
Now, here’s the crazy part – this ain’t even the first time something like this has happened in Florida. Back in 2018, law enforcement in St. John’s County had to deal with packages of weed washing up on their shores. One package even weighed a whopping 30 pounds! That’s a whole lot of green, my friends.
Chuck Mulligan, the public information officer for St. John’s County, spilled the tea on what went down back then. He said that these secret exchanges usually went down at night, so it was hard to pinpoint where exactly this stuff was coming from. It could’ve come from off the coast of St. John’s County or even south Florida, drifting for days until it made landfall.
And get this – Chuck explained that their region is a hotspot for smuggling illegal goods from Central and South America into the United States. So, finding weed on their shores once or twice a year wasn’t exactly a surprise for them. It’s like they’re playing a never-ending game of “finders keepers” with Mother Nature.
But here’s the kicker – recreational cannabis is STILL illegal in Florida. Can you believe that? People have been fighting tooth and nail to change that, but some officials are dead-set against it. Like Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, who recently filed a lawsuit to challenge a proposed ballot initiative in 2024 that aims to legalize recreational weed.
Moody argues that since weed is still illegal under federal law, this whole initiative is “incorrect and misleading.” But guess what? The advocacy group behind the initiative, Smart & Safe Florida, ain’t backing down. They submitted their brief to the Supreme Court, saying they followed all the guidelines set by the court and that changing the rules now would be just plain shady.
Smart & Safe Florida has received a whopping $39.05 million in contributions from Trulieve, a company running medical marijuana dispensaries in Florida. They believe that legalizing cannabis would bring in some major tax revenue and create thousands of new jobs. Plus, they argue that regulated markets don’t lead to more underage consumption, unlike the black market.
So, it all comes down to this – if you’re in Florida and you want to see recreational weed legalized, you better vote “yes” on that ballot. But if you’re against it, then cast that “no” vote. The future of marijuana legislation in Florida is in your hands, my friends.
So, there you have it – the wild story of weed washing ashore in Florida. It’s like a real-life treasure hunt, except instead of X marking the spot, it’s a trail of dank buds on the beach. Stay tuned to see how this whole legalization battle plays out. This is Dan signing off. Peace out!