Today, we’re talking about the biggest plague to the cannabis consumer on the planet. No, it’s not spider mites or moldy weed, it’s the police. Only recently certain places have become more relaxed about their cannabis laws, however for the vast majority of the people out there – getting busted for weed is no walk in the park.
The question is: “How should one react in this scenario”
While every situation is different there are a few things you should always keep in mind to minimize the punishment for the non-crime you’re being busted with.
How To React When You Get Busted For Weed
Don’t Panic (It is organic)
Cops can smell fear. They have shady interrogation tactics where they make you stumble over your own words and coax you into revealing everything you have. You need to remain calm. Understand that, “This is happening now”. There was always a consequence to smoking weed and now you’re facing that consequence.
You could either be a scared frail person easily bullied by the police, or stoically assess the situation and look for an opportunity to diminish the severity of the outcome. Panic is your worst enemy. Stop your mind, relax…breathe and begin to see how you can influence the situation in your favor.
Do Not Talk Too Much
Only say what is absolutely necessary to maintain the calm in the situation. Carefully consider everything you’re going to say. Even if this means you being quite for a second or two, remain calm and say the least than you can.
If you’re afraid of talking, then simply don’t talk at all. It’s better to not incriminate yourself with your own words if they are thinking of charging you with something. However, if you feel confident enough, there are a few things you can do.
Try To Reason With Them
If you can remain calm in the face of the full force of law enforcement, you can start to reason with them. You have to understand, according to their narrative, they are upholding the law. Keeping peace and order.
Within their narrative, you are an element that is disrupting that order. However, they are also human beings. While some of the cops are jacked up on roids, there are still a bunch out there with the capability of reasonable discourse.
Depending On The Amount Of Weed You’re Being Busted With You Could Either:
- Reason that the laws of cannabis is a misuse of police power, focusing on low level non crimes that affect no one but the person using the substance, similar to beer for instance, and that you have absolutely no problem with the police, but differ on the issue at hand. Is smoking cannabis really a crime.
It’s important to note that this doesn’t always work. Many times cops get pissed off when you challenge the very structure of their reality. Drugs are bad and you must be a criminal for using it. This is how they think. However, if you are able to get their minds wandering down the path of the “Nazi like use of the police force to enforce non-crimes as laws based on a history of systemic racism, corruption and so forth”. Hell, cannabis prohibition is technically a violation of your constitutional rights.
- Take the medical route. You’ve got cannabis in you possession for an illness you or a family member has. You’ve tried everything but cannabis is the only thing that seems to work. You know breaking the law is bad, but seriously, wouldn’t YOU [cop] risk your freedom to save the life of a loved one or to preserve your own life?
This takes on the empathy approach. If they value life, it would be a hard arrest to make. This is especially true if you don’t look like a “typical stoner”. In many of these cases, the cops simply turn a blind eye…unless they are heartless demons.
If You Are Caught With Friends
One thing you can do if you’re caught with friends or a group of people is get one story pre-rehearsed. Make up some elaborate story about why, following the principles of the previously mentioned arguments to play on their reason and empathy.
When everybody tells the same story, it makes a compelling case that everyone is telling the truth, even though they all might be lying. Make sure that there are certain things that your group would never admit to the cops for, like revealing the stash or the pipe.
If a cop then comes to you an asks, “where’s the pipe, your buddy told me you had it”. You know that the cop is lying.
You simply say, “Sir, I have no idea what you’re talking about”.
If they have the weed, get your stories straight? Perhaps you’re a group of researchers working on the psychological and physiological side effects of cannabis as a college paper or something of the sorts. Get creative.
The more elaborate the story, the more work it is for the cops.
It’s important to note that NONE of the above suggested tactics will work absolutely.