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An alleged drug dealer in Brooklyn was caught on camera throwing a huge bag of weed off a rooftop earlier this month during a botched deal, creating a mad scramble among passersby on the street below, according to authorities.
Police said the 29-year-old man had arranged to meet with a number of other people at around 11.15pm on 1 June on the rooftop of a building in Sunset Park, where he planned to sell them pot.
However, when he arrived, the crew allegedly pulled out a gun and began to attack him, attempting to snatch the bag of drugs - which was thought to be worth roughly $20,000 (£14,000).
The New York Post reports that he then hurled the bag - which was said to contain 19 pounds of weed - off the roof, launching it down onto the street below where pedestrians scrambled to grab it.
The man then ran away from his attackers, who reportedly fled in a black BMW Sedan.
Police said the victim suffered cuts on his face and bruises on his body, and was taken to a local hospital by EMS (Emergency Medical Services).
Anyone who has information on what happened is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Over in Washington, meanwhile, the state has recently given cannabis stores the green light to run 'Joints for Jabs' promotions.
The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) said it hoped the temporary allowance will encourage people to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.
In a statement released earlier this month (Monday 7 June), the board said: "In an effort to support Covid-19 vaccinations, the Liquor and Cannabis Board today announced that it would provide a temporary allowance to state licensed cannabis retailers to provide one joint to adult consumers who receive a vaccination at an in-store vaccination clinic.
"The LCB received multiple requests from cannabis retail licensees to engage in promotions to support state vaccination efforts.
"This allowance is effective immediately. The allowance is optional for licensees, and will expire on 12 July, 2021."
Meanwhile in Washington, DC, weed activists recently ran a major Joints for Jabs drive in time for 4/20 - a hallowed day in cannabis culture.
DC Marijuana Justice amassed thousands of 'doob tubes' to give out to people who got vaccinated.
"I got really motivated when I heard about protests at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles by anti-vaccination activists, who are also well-known cannabis activists," DCMJ co-founder Adam Eidinger told LADbible in March.
"And I thought, 'Wow, why are these cannabis activists - who I respect - putting any kind of energy into this?'
"To be anti-vax is to be in a death cult as far as I'm concerned."
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