Do you like scavenger hunts? Are you looking to score some herb, man? Well, if you live in Vancouver and like to frequent Twitter, you can check out HiddenWeedYVR, an account that leaves clues about stashes of hidden weed throughout Vancouver.
VIA National Post
“Hidden Weed” is a different take on “Hidden Cash,” the money craze started by an anonymous millionaire real estate investor in San Francisco in May. The man started hiding envelopes, each with a $100 bill, around the city and used Twitter to help strangers find the money.
The “Hidden Cash” craze has spread throughout the United States and Canada. Vancouver has also seen “Hidden Beer” and “Hidden Weed,” which started June 4 and had more than 2,300 followers Monday.
“It’s making everyone happy at the beginning of summer,” said Robert Craig, who found a marijuana “prize” on Sunday. “It’s pretty funny. It’s pretty lighthearted.”
He was following the Hidden Weed Twitter account when he saw a clue indicating the marijuana was six blocks from his house.
The 35-year-old and his girlfriend found their prize, a container filled with four grams of “very high quality” marijuana, in a flower bed downtown.
Mr. Craig split the prize with another searcher who “looked like he was having a rough day,” he said.
He suspects a Vancouver dispensary is behind the gimmick. He points to the containers in which the drug is found, saying they are the same ones dispensaries use, with built-in grinders, and also to the quality of the marijuana. He thinks it’s probably all a public relations stunt.
Six canisters were hidden on Sunday.
Vancouver police say they are aware of the “Hidden Weed” scavenger hunts. While no incidents have yet been reported to police, the person who is distributing the pot could “technically” be considered a trafficker.