Fast food restaurant, Sonic, has posted a sign at one of its drive-thru location begging customers to stop smoking weed while waiting for their order. Sonic employees are fed up with the epidemic of stoned customers.
A Gulfport Sonic restaurant posted the sign after a member of staff was engulfed by a cloud of weed smoke when a customer rolled down their window to order food and exhaled a cloud of smoke. This proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back for the pot-smoke enveloped staff. Following this incident, a manager put a sign outside the window of the drive-thru. The sign says:
If you are smoking weed in the drive-thru you will not be served! Please show some common courtesy and smoke and air out before pulling up to order
This sign is hoped to be the solution to this long-time marijuana malaise.
The sign seems to be working to some extent, with employees reporting that they have experienced less pungent smoke and potent weed odor. Admittedly, this may be more down to the new security cameras than the sign.
Mississippi is not a 420-friendly state, with penalties for possessing over 30g of cannabis being up to 30 years in prison. Fines can also range from $3,000 to 1 million dollars. So it’s no surprise that the risk of being caught on camera can discourage drive-thru stoners.
While smoking cannabis in many states is legal, it’s essential that cannabis users, especially cannabis smokers respect that fact that there are people out there who do not like cannabis, and its potent smell and to try and keep smoking in public to a minimum (if you are allowed to smoke cannabis legally in public).