Originally Posted by TheKindred
It's actually harder than alcohol, because weed is mostly identifiable by smell, and people who have smoked weed and people who have been around people who have been smoking weed smell pretty much the same. Especially in areas like Denver, and especially in crowded places like concerts. Not only are you definitely going to smell like weed, any shirts you buy at the merch stand are going to reek of weed.
I've had my car searched twice coming back to Wyoming from a Colorado concert. The awkward part is always having to tell the cops your story and then they'll ask, "Oh yeah, what concert?" and you name the band, and they'll be like, "What kind of music do they play?" and you'll end up having to explain some weird sub-genre they've never heard of to them at like three in the morning.
I was riding with a friend who got pulled over after coming back from Carcass's reunion tour and the only thing it resulted in was us having to explain what grindcore and melodic death metal were to him at like 3 in the morning.
If you get your car searched, and you are innocent, you just basically stand around watching a cop clean your car feeling kind of bad for them. (If they aren't a douche)
Since weed was legalized in Colorado the amount of stops by Wyoming Border Cops that end up turning up nothing because the person is innocent of everything except visiting Colorado.
Like, the third time I got stopped it was by a cop who had stopped me before, and he was like, "Coming back from a Colorado concert?" and I was like "yeah" and he was like, "I checked out that band you mentioned last time I stopped you at home, and it's not my style. You're free to go."
Also in other interesting cop news, once I rented an Air BNB in a remote area of Montana that ended up being owned by the town sheriff and his wife, and I had to fly out to see Iron Maiden in Colorado and I approached them ahead of time and was like, "Yo, I'll probably smell like weed coming back" and his wife didn't end up being home, so I talked to the sheriff and he was super cool so I was like, "While I'm talking with you, can I ask about the legality of bullet belt guitar straps?"
So now I know all the ins and outs of which bullet belt guitar straps are legal and which aren't. Of course this was a Montana Cop, so it pretty much boiled down to, "It's your god damn right to carry any bullet belt guitar straps you want."
It just ended with me saying, "So basically what you are saying is the only thing that's criminal is using a guitar strap that doesn't have bullets?" and he was like, "You're god damn right."
He also almost deputized me, because they had this unruly dog, and they were driving in front of me, and apparently there was a rule about not having the windows in their SUV open because the dog will jump out of moving cars. So I see their dog fucking hurl itself out of their moving car and run into the wilderness. And since I was renting for them I was like, "shit, I better help them out". So I pulled over and I was like, "You want me to help find your dog?". And he was like, "If you want to search out there I would have to give you a gun, and if I gave you a gun I would have to deputize you." Luckily, before I was deputized he got a call from someone who was like, "Yo, your dog just fucking ran into our yard."
This was the area of Montana Far Cry 5 was based on, coincidentally.