Reminder: A 9-1-1 Dispatcher Is Not The Person To Ask Where You Can Buy Some Pot

Listen, I’m not going to get into whether or not you should be calling anyone for a substance that is illegal by federal law. Live your own life, Cousin Dusty used to say as he rode off into the sunset on his cool motorcycle. But don’t call 9-1-1 asking where you can buy some marijuana, because that is not an emergency. And again, federal law, crime, etc.

But that didn’t keep one inquisitive consumer from not only asking a 9-1-1 operator in Oregon where he could get some pot “this morning” — at 9 p.m., no less — but reiterating the request.

“Excuse me?” the operator replied after his initial request, according to

“Where can I buy some marijuana this morning?” our bad consumer asked.

“Do you realize you called the police department?” asks the no doubt incredulous dispatcher.

“No I didn’t. That’s very interesting. Well, let me ask you the same question…. It’s a legitimate question.”

And on it goes, with the man repeated the question for a third time, until the dispatcher said she had no idea where he could get his hands on some reefer. At which point, he thanked her and ended the call.

Police were sent to check on the man, but it’s unclear if he’s in trouble for misusing the emergency system for his own drug-seeking needs. Allegedly! Maybe he was just curious in general. In any case, don’t call 9-1-1 for drugs. It’s not an emergency, and you won’t get any help in your quest anyway.

Man calls 911: ‘Where can I buy some marijuana this morning?’

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