Created on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE (AP) — A few eBay users are seeing a money-making opportunity in the free bags of chips that were given out by police over the weekend at Seattle's pot festival known as Hempfest.
A bag is shown as Seattle Police public affairs officers hand out bags of Doritos with a sticker affixed that helps spell out rules for marijuana users during the second day of Seattle's annual Hempfest. This is the first year for the annual pro-pot rally since Washington State voters legalized recreational use of marijuana. Photographed on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)
An unopened Doritos bag from Hempfest had drawn eight bids by Monday afternoon, pushing the price to $58. One bag listed as "used" was fetching $50.
The nacho-cheese-flavored Doritos were a popular topic surrounding the event because Seattle police distributed them for free along with stickers designed to inform pot consumers about the state's legal pot law.
Officers handed out only 1,000 bags of chips at an event that draws as many as 85,000 people per day.