Grateful Dead's 'Fare Thee Well' Shows Only Had 3 Marijuana Arrests

07/09/2015
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(Radio.com) If there is one thing you can count on at a Grateful Dead concert, it's that there will be the strong scent of marijuana in the air. But, for fans in Chicago, bringing it into the show could lead to arrest.

But, according to official numbers from the Chicago Police Department, it seems the cops were not too worried about a little Mary Jane. Over the course of the three Fare Thee Well shows in Chi-Town taking place from July 3 to 5 there were only three people who were charged with marijuana possession. Yes, only three out of 212,000 in attendance over the whole weekend.

One person was arrested for possessing more than 15 grams of marijuana and two other fan earned summonses for carrying less than that on them. This is thanks to a 2012 law that reduced possession of 15 grams or less from a misdemeanor to a non-criminal summons in the city.

The Chicago PD admit they were taking a hands off approach with those dabbling at the show, choosing instead to put their energies towards protecting the city against more dangerous infractions. Read more here.

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