Sadly, I was out of town last week when the Hempfest Doritos story broke. As we all know by now, the opportunistic folks over at SPD pounced on the annual pot extravaganza to get the word out about the do’s and dont’s of smoking weed in Seattle - putting informative stickers on bags of Doritos and handing them out to red-eyed revelers headed to Hempfest. The effort was dubbed “Operation Orange Fingers,” and by all accounts it was a smashing success.
How big of a hit was it? As KIRO Radio’s Josh Kearns detailed this afternoon, empty bags from Operation Orange Fingers are now going on eBay for as much as $53. As of Kearns’ post, 19 bids had been received on eight empty bags offered via eBay and seller “1952geezer” - while another seller was offering an unopened bag, with bids reaching $41.