It was just another day of lockdowns until Manchester activist Outlaw took to the streets.
As the UK city goes into a coronavirus lockdown which authorities say could last until the end of May, a cannabis activist — who goes by the name Outlaw — is trying to make quarantine life easier with a van full of ‘free isolation essentials’.
This past weekend, donning a mask, the activist handed out toilet paper, sanitizers — and cannabis worth £800 (more than $1k).
Supplies also included bottled water, mini-grinders, pre-rolled joints and bud. A message taped to the van read, “please keep a two-metre distance.” As far as legislation goes, cannabis is currently illegal in the UK.
But that didn’t deter Outlaw or his fans on social media.
“Not all heroes wear capes,” commented Instagram user kalashnikov786. “The Commander in Kief approves of these efforts,” commented another user, g.i.mary_jane.
“This week I’ve given away over 300 packs of toilet roll, four ounces of cannabis, hundreds of small sanitizer pots and six large crates of bottled water,” Outlaw was quoted saying in Hold My Blunt. “From old to young, vulnerable and disabled, or people who are just straight out of weed, Outlaw’s got your back.”
In July 2019, the masked activist pulled a similar stunt by giving away “free bud” — until cops showed up.
“There’s no harm or loss to anyone because a few guys are handing out weed,” he told the Daily Mail. “We question UK laws and legislation and like to test the authority. Until somebody can convince us that there’s a legitimate reason for cannabis to be illegal, we’ll keep doing what we’re doing and keep pushing the barrier, regardless of the law.”
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Written by Anisha Dhiman