Not much to talk about when it comes to the Lakers’ lead balloon parade today. The L.A.P.D., which had staffed downtown in preparation for a turnout of 500,000, reportedly estimated the crowd at a mere 65,000.
Thankfully though that didn’t stop the good folks from World Weed Candies from providing well-deserving Lakers fans along the parade route with the best hallucinogenic confections money can buy.
The LOS ANGELES TIMES reports:
Among them was a mobile truck, Weed World Candies.com, selling marijuana lollipops in hues of orange and blue. (The truck itself is green with a photo mural of young women in bikinis sorting marijuana leaves.)
The assortment included brands of marijuana such as OG Kush and Grand Daddy Perp. The truck’s owner, Bilal Muhammad, said he was recently forced to shut down his store in West Hollywood and had taken his business on the road.
Customers approaching his truck were asked if they had a prescription card allowing them to purchase marijuana and then were handed a free lollipop.
“It’s been working out very well,” he said of business before driving away as police became visible in the distance.
So far, Muhammad was able to work without interruption from police.
With Game 7 postgame activities including assault of peace officers, arson and rampant vandalism, perhaps the city should enlist Mr. Muhammad to ply his trade among the locals outside Staples Center if the locals once again host the NBA Finals next season.
Far as I can tell, the proximity of donut shops within the arena is somewhat limited, which should make for a much more peaceful postseason celebration.