Cops 2-Pound Joint; Watch UC Santa Cruz PD Bogart A $6,000 Spliff [VIDEO]

By Mo Mozuch on April 23, 2013 12:13 PM EDT

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A UC Santa Cruz campus police officer confiscating the 2-pound joint at a 4/20 rally on Saturday. (Photo: Facebook)

When cops take a 2-pound joint away from a 4/20 celebration you know you're gonna see some angry hippies, which is exactly what happened this past Saturday at a 4/20 event at UC Santa Cruz. Students gathered to celebrate the unofficial stoner holiday, held on April 20 because of the number "420"'s significance in pothead culture.

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And what better way to share in the delights of mother nature's most popular weed than to stuff an estimated $6,000 worth of ganja into a three-foot-long joint? Unfortunately for the unidentified owner, when cops see a 2-pound joint they are compelled to do something about it, even if it's surrounded by a school of smaller spliffs. After all, these are campus cops who are probably accustomed to looking the other way when they see a group of students huddled under a tree sharing a spliff. But if cops see a 2-pound joint, well, you can't expect them to do NOTHING, even if it is on National Weed Day. So, of course, this happens:

In the video, the dude in the green shorts is the owner of 2-pound joint and it's obvious from the audio in the clip he is none-too-happy about the cops taking his 2-pound joint away. His argument might not have a lot of merit.

"You lied to me," he says to the cop carrying the 2-pound joint. "I can show that you're harassing me. We're going to court man. We're totally going to court."

Stoner logic is a bit faulty at times, as is the case with Mr. Green Shorts's argument that he is being harassed and will have his day in court. Under California law, anyone caught with more than one ounce of marijuana can face jail time. An ounce is one-sixteenth of a pound, and the going rate for an ounce of weed in California is about 200 dollars (based on stoner-self reporting). Therefore, when cops take a 2-pound joint away from you, you're pretty squarely in the "over an ounce" category. According to the YouTube user who posted the video, Mr. Green Shorts actually set up a booth to unveil the 2-pound joint and called an awful lot of attention on to himself.

Bottom line, if you get arrested for having too much weed at a gathering where people are openly smoking weed with cops around then, yeah, you probably had too much weed on you, bro.

No word on whether or not the 2-pound joint was "destroyed" by campus police, but if they are looking for experienced recruits to help deal with the contraband they are encouraged to contact isciencetimes.com's editorial staff. (Editor's note: iScienceTimes does not even know what weed is, detectives. Don't listen to Mo.)

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