Great news for those pro-legalization: a grand total of only three marijuana arrests were made at the Grateful Dead shows in Chicago’s Soldier Field this past weekend. That’s three out of 210,000 possible opportunities for arrests (70,000+ people attended per day, a new record for the stadium, previously held by U2).

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Was this attributed to less people lighting up? Probably not. According to sources and our own observations, the police generally practiced a hands-off approach. Overall they were friendly, returning high-fives all around and even cracking jokes, and just there to do their job: keep people safe. Arrests for non-criminal behavior was certainly not the motive.

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Additionally, gun violence elsewhere in the city kept cops busy. Sadly, 53 people were shot and 9 killed around the city of Chicago this weekend.

Things at Soldier Field remained mellow, with cops arresting only one person for possession (of more than half an ounce), and issuing two summonses for smaller possessions.

[Via The Guardian]