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This 'Weed World Candies' Van Was Full Of Nearly $100K Worth Of Weed

By Stephen Gossett in News on Aug 9, 2017 4:33PM

'Weed World' Van / YouTube

At least they can't be accused of false advertising.

The Weed World Candies campaign has apparently been around for almost 20 years. The campaign tours the country "in a fleet of 'loud' vehicles promoting the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana," according to their website; and that fleet includes a big, green, pot-themed van with at least some presence here in Chicago.

Two people involved with the group here in town got a little bit ahead of the legalization effort on Saturday evening. Two drivers were arrested on Saturday night in River North after cops found over 5,000 grams of cannabis, according to police. The van contained nearly $98,000 worth of pot-laced candy, according to the blog "Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown," which first reported the story.

Cops got a call "with a detailed description of a van advertising the sale of cannabis" (which, fair) in the 600 block of North State on Saturday at around 7:30 p.m., a police spokesperson told Chicagoist. Police found a gun, an open alcohol container and, well, all that weed.

Moss, Robin, 51, of Birmingham, AL, and Griggs, Bradly, 36, Douglasville, GA, were both charged with a felony count of cannabis possession of more than 5000 grams and a felony count of manufacturing and delivery. Robin was also cited for the open alcohol; and Bradly was also charged with misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon.

There are arguments to be made in favor of legalized recreational marijuana, but maybe don't dance quite so hard until you hit the end zone.