Police aren't exactly known for their sense of humour, but officers in Ontario's York Region bucked the stereotype Tuesday with a hilarious tweet sent to a man in search of marijuana.
Awesome! Can we come too? MT @Sunith_DB8R Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop? Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr. Lube, need a spliff.— York Regional Police (@YRP) August 13, 2013
But the police in suburban Toronto weren't done there. They also flagged Mr. Lube mogul, and "Dragon's Den" panelist, Jim Treliving about the potential drug deal.
No word yet on whether the police actually checked on Sunith Baheerathan (our guess is no), but he's been tweeting about his newfound fame all day. And he doesn't seem to be in on the joke.
I just caused a huge outrage on Twitter over one tweet. Y'all really gotta stop taking tweets serious lmao— Sunith Baheerathan (@Sunith_DB8R) August 13, 2013
Never knew weed smokers are more wanted in society than shooters & rapists. Big smh to all of y'all.— Sunith Baheerathan (@Sunith_DB8R) August 13, 2013
Can't lie, stupid move but would y'all have noticed that tweet if YRP didn't retweet it?— Sunith Baheerathan (@Sunith_DB8R) August 13, 2013
Wonder how he'll relieve the stress?
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Next: Justin Trudeau's Marijuana 'Evolution'
In 2009, rookie MP Justin Trudeau votes for Bill C-15, which would have <a href="http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/bill-c-15-dead-now" target="_blank">imposed mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana-related offences. </a> The legislation passes the House of Commons with the support of both Tories and Liberals but dies after Parliament is prorogued.
In July of 2009, Trudeau is called a "f**cking hypocrite" by marijuana activist, the so-called "Prince of Pot" Marc Emery, who <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M-zSXF_dBU" target="_blank">claims the Liberal MP smoked cannabis with him four or five times</a>. "It really pisses me off when I see Justin Trudeau, who took big daggers with me, is in Parliament actually voting for Bill C-15," Emery says.
In May of 2010, Trudeau tells Maclean's magazine that marijuana decriminalization is a step in the wrong direction. "It's not your mother's pot," <a href="http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/05/06/mitchel-raphael-on-what-justin-learned-from-his-whistler-days-and-a-helena-homage/" target="_blank">he tells Mitchel Raphael</a> of the stronger marijuana grown today. "I lived in Whistler for years and have seen the effects. We all need our brain cells to deal with our problems."
In an <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=llTcoaBhU14" target="_blank">interview with ProjectRedDot</a> from the floor of the 2012 Liberal Convention in January, Trudeau says he understands pot is not as dangerous as other legal products like alcohol or tobacco, but expresses concern marijuana still "disconnects" you from the world. "So I don’t know that legalizing it – although I totally understand the arguments around removing the criminal elements – I don’t know that it’s entirely consistent with the society we’re trying to build," he says.
Seventy-seven per cent of delegates at the 2012 Liberal convention tell the party's leadership they want a future Liberal government to legalize marijuana. "Frankly, the status quo doesn't work and that's what needs to change," says <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/01/15/liberal-vote-legalize-marijuana_n_1207388.html" target="_blank">interim Grit leader Bob Rae</a>. "The Liberal party is saying that the current laws do not work and that we need a new direction."
In November of 2012, not long after launching his leadership bid, Trudeau tells a group of Charlottetown high school students he is a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/14/justin-trudeau-marijuana-decriminalization_n_2129476.html" target="_blank">"huge supporter" of marijuana decriminalization.</a> "I think we have to recognize first and foremost that the war on drugs, as it exists right now, doesn’t work," he says, adding that the next logical step may be legalization.
In January of 2013, Trudeau <a href="http://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/Marijuana_mental_health_among_Trudeaus_top_priorities_188676371.html" target="_blank">tells a crowd in Red Deer</a> that he would seek the full legalization of marijuana in order to tax and regulate it, making it more difficult for young people to access. "When it's illegal and only available in the black market, someone pushing it doesn't check for ID," Trudeau says.
In April of 2013, Trudeau speaks to party members at the Liberal leadership showcase. His speech, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/06/justin-trudeau-speech-convention-liberal_n_3029678.html" target="_blank">titled "Hope and Hard Work," </a>makes no mention of his marijuana policies but does attack the Tory tough-on crime agenda. "The Conservatives have forgotten about the value of service," he says. "The only time they talk about community service these days is when it's punishment for a crime."
About a week later, Trudeau <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/14/justin-trudeau-speech-full-liberal-win_n_3082219.html" target="_blank">wins the Liberal leadership</a> with more than 80 per cent of the vote. His victory speech makes no mention of pot.
In July of 2013, Trudeau's pot remarks to a group of potential British Columbia voters <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/07/24/justin-trudeau-marijuana-legal_n_3645624.html" target="_blank">quickly go viral</a>. "I'm actually not in favour of decriminalizing cannabis -- I'm in favour of legalizing it. Tax and regulate. It's one of the only ways to keep it out of the hands of our kids because the current war on drugs, the current model isn't working," <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BetOS0y9mNg" target="_blank">he says</a>.
In July of 2013, Trudeau tweets that marijuana prohibition is "costly and unsafe."
In August of 2013, Trudeau Liberals launch <a href="http://petition.liberal.ca/end-prohibition/?utm_source=liberal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=jb&utm_campaign=marijuana-petition" target="_blank">an online petition</a> calling for an end to marijuana prohibition. "Liberals believe in a smart on crime approach, targeting real criminals instead of ordinary Canadians," it reads.