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42. Because the Weed Fairy Exists


Illustration by Zohar Lazar  

Earlier this year, an anonymous 23-year-old woman started giving out free weed. We spoke to her.

Why did you become the weed fairy?
Well, a few months ago, I had the worst trip. My ex’s roommate’s brother brought some red-velvet weed cupcakes. I ended up vomiting, which, in my mental state, looked like blood and I thought I was repenting for my sins.

So you smoke regularly?
I had a good dealer, and I bought enough weed to last me a year, but I decided to give up smoking after that cupcake trip, so what could be better than giving away something people would enjoy? I taped small amounts of weed to flyers that read THESE ARE TOUGH TIMES, TAKE THIS WEED & KEEP YOUR SPIRITS HIGH, and then I posted them at a few convenient locations.

Were you afraid of being caught?
I was very quick—in under ten seconds, I could rip a piece of tape, attach it to the paper, and walk away. I did stay behind one time, in Williamsburg, and saw one guy realize there was free weed, and say out loud, “This is why I love New York.”

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