You don’t normally expect police departments to make jokes, and you almost never expect them to make jokes about marijuana. However, every year April 20 rolls around, and just about everybody seems to get excited about the drug. A Minnesota police department sent out a tweet joking that “undercover #420 operations are in place.”
The tweet has been re-tweeted over 100,000 times. And while they were criticized but some on the social media site, others expressed their admiration at the department’s humor.
The Reno police even got in on the joke.
Millennial website “Mashable” wrote a scathing critique of the tweet, declaring, “The police think it’s OK to crack jokes about cannabis being harmless […] but the punchline is that they’ll still lock you up for it.”