In a shining example of not only police stupidity, but of just how ridiculous cannabis prohibition has become, a couple driving through Tennessee, both in their sixties, were pulled over and harassed by multiple police officers – in body armor and wielding guns – because of a report that they received about a pot-leaf bumper sticker that was on the vehicle.
It turns out, the bumper sticker wasn’t cannabis related, but rather a picture of a buckeye leaf. The couple was from Ohio, and are fans of the college football team the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Taking the words right from our mouths, Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni, one of the victims, stated to USA Today, “It’s just amazing they would be that dumb”. Ha.
The stop occurred on Interstate 40, where two black SUVs pulled the couple over, and began to question them, “What are you doing with a marijuana sticker on your bumper?”, one of the officers asked. The couple then explained that it was a buckeye leaf, even showing the officers a sweater they have with the leaf on it.
The officer eventually backed off, urging the couple to remove the sticker, which they thankfully didn’t do.
So, there you have it….another example of cannabis prohibition at work. This is also another example of police overusing and abusing their power and resources; even if the bumper sticker was cannabis related, what right (or warrant) did they have to pull this couple over, approaching them with weapons, because of a sticker? Even if they were in their rights, why would they not at least get confirmation that what they’re looking at is what they thought is was?
“It’s just amazing they would be that dumb”.