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Yeni Sleidi, known as the “weed fairy,” right, buys marijuana from a dealer, who declined to be identified, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood Wednesday, May 28, 2014, where this past weekend Sleidi posted 50 fliers with nuggets of marijuana taped to them. Sleidi, a 23-year-old who works in social media, has been visiting Seattle from New York where last year she did a similar posting, albeit anonymously. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman who calls herself the “Weed Fairy” distributed free nuggets of marijuana to people in Seattle over Memorial Day weekend, taping the free pot on fliers around a city neighborhood.

The woman, 23-year-old Yeni Sleidi, says she does it to amuse people and to give them a break from everyday stress.

She said 50 fliers had nuggets taped to them.

“People mostly laughed,” Sleidi said Wednesday.

The woman said she first came up with the idea in New York, where she lived during the government shutdown, because several of her friends were affected by it. She wanted to distract them from the stress. Her passing out the pot in the Big Apple drew plenty of coverage from the media.

“I'm not sure what the thought process was but I thought people would be amused by it,” she said.

The fliers posted in Seattle came with the message: “These are tough times. Take this weed.” Sleidi posted her free marijuana in Capitol Hill, one of Seattle's most urban neighborhoods, known for its nightlife and counterculture.

Washington and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012.

Sleidi said it was the first time she felt comfortable with attaching her name to her deeds.

“I felt so relaxed about it ... I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it elsewhere in the country,” she said.

A call to the Seattle Police Department to ask about the pot distribution effort was not immediately returned.

 

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