Don't Call 911 About Weed, Say Helpful Toronto Cops

...with a little help from "Distracted Boyfriend" guy.



Toronto's cops would like to make a public service announcement: Don't bother us if you think your neighbor is growing or using marijuana.

As of Wednesday, Canada has legalized weed on the national level. That same day, the province of Ontario (where Toronto is located) passed a bill permitting people to light up in many public places. Ontario residents ages 19 and higher can carry up to 30 grams of pot in public. And they can grow as many as four plants in the privacy of their own homes.

So the Toronto Police Service doesn't want to get any 911 calls about people legally smoking or growing marijuana. To make sure people got the message, the cops enlisted the help of the guy from the distracted boyfriend meme:

The distracted boyfriend doesn't show up in these, but they're pretty funny too:

These aren't just entertaining. They represent a positive change: cops acknowledging that pot isn't worth their attention. A lot of places in the U.S. could benefit from similar inaction.