In yet another crazy turn of events this election season, Green Party’s Jill Stein was arrested following a speech in Los Angeles this Saturday. Investigators received a tip from an anonymous source that Stein had hosted a “marijuana dinner party for … some of the richest liberals in Los Angeles.”
For readers who are unfamiliar with the concept, there has been a recent trend in cities where cannabis has been legalized of dinner parties where marijuana is used as an ingredient in the dishes. The active ingredient in marijuana, THC, is infused into the foods, resulting in guests experiencing a high similar to smoking the drug.
When asked for comment, representatives for Jill Stein refused to respond. A spokesperson for the LAPD only said that they are “taking the case very seriously, and will update the public with any major announcements.”
President-Elect Donald Trump was quick to call out “two-face Stein” for her “rude scheme” to “gyp the whiny liberals!” As of now, the guest list for the dinner party, which purportedly cost Stein $75,000, has not been released. It is unclear whether Stein obtained the marijuana legally or not — chances are some legal shortcuts were taken to supply a large amount of cannabis for an event where medical licenses were not verified.
If found guilty, Stein faces fines of up to $5 Million (ironically, the amount raised for the recount), and a sentence of up to 2 years in prison.