The department's posts are like witnessing the opening of a time capsule in real time …


Police around the country are getting themselves into some ridiculous antics lately to clean up scuffed reputations, mostly because a ton of people hate what that particular profession represents now. Hell, our own police force even spent a bunch of money on a music video to appear "cool" and "hip" with the younger generation. Blue lives are in a serious PR crisis.

But instead of, you know, not shooting people or arresting them for innocuous shit, they're out throwing picnics, making viral YouTube videos or posting cheeky quips on the Internet to appear friendlier. Problem is, they're being roasted by people who aren't buying the bullshit in their own threads around social media — and the latest case of it is a pretty hilarious one.

God love the comments section …

Last month in Grayson County, Kentucky, the sheriffs there found a couple-hundred weed plants tucked inside of a corn field, a street value said to be worth over $600k. Seeing a great opportunity to post something likeable online, the department attached a note to a corn stalk that read: "Thanks for the WEED! If you would like to claim it, come by the office."

Of course, nobody has claimed it and no arrests have been made, but looking further into the Facebook post, you'll see that the state still has some serious issues to contend with when it comes to marijuana. They're being schooled by people near and far on marijuana safety concerns and whether or not it was justified to waste a bunch of time ripping up plants.

GRAYSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE Large Marijuana Grow Confiscated Off Of KY 54 In Grayson County Date of…

Posted by Grayson County Sheriff's Office on Friday, July 29, 2016

What's worse, is that someone over at the sheriff's office is replying to some of the messages (a sure way to kill any kind of daily productivity). The office even references an apparent lack of school backpacks in the county, because parents are too addicted to 'processed' marijuana to buy school supplies. "Police do not put people who use weed in poverty," it states. "People who smoke weed put themselves in poverty."

It's no secret that other states are far behind in understanding of an industry we've fully embraced in this area, so a little ignorance isn't anything to balk at. To be fair, it is still illegal in Kentucky and the police forces there are required to follow the law. What's fascinating about the whole exchange, however, is seeing the kind of rhetoric we swam our way out of two decades ago still permeating parts of the 'unified' nation. It's like witnessing the opening of a time capsule in real time. 

*crosses off Kentucky from 'Possible Spring Break Destinations' list*