So Oakland officials didn’t want the MSM or anybody else taking photos of Hemp Expo participants toking up with Oakland City Hall in the background over this weekend’s Hemp Expo 2011?
KTVU-TV showed what appeared to be an Oakland official instructing the media not to take photos of people smoking in front of City Hall. The official was not identified, but Arturo Sanchez, an assistant to the city administrator told the station, “it’s not that we don’t want the picture, we try to keep this area of City Hall, (and) this public park free of smoke.”
“Do not take a photo of somebody directly in front of City Hall”
Well, some of these people here are lighting up – see?
Via Hempire – click to expand
I don’t know, maybe this edict worked, ’cause I haven’t seen any photos online of people smoking bud in front of City Hall.
Seems funny to have this kind of rule.
All right, Oakland, see you next year…
Tags: 2011, Alameda, bay area, Bud, building, california, cannibas, Certificate, City Hall, county, dept., expo, exposition, federal, grass, Hemp, Hemp Expo, illegal, international, international canibus exposition, international cannibus exposition, Jean Quan, legal, marijuana, Mayor, medical, no, no grass, o, oakland city hall, photo, photographs, police, pot, San Francisco, sign, tent