America might have @HiddenCash, but Canada strikes gold with @HiddenWeed

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The social media Robin Hood of cash is hanging up his feathered cap and green cloak for a beanie and a Bob Marley t-shirt.

In Vancouver, Canada, a good samaritan has been hiding stashes of weed around the city for people to find using tips tweeted out by @HiddenWeedYVR.

Clue for prize #5: Enter here, go 111 paces, look between the connors, next to the white house.

— HiddenWeedYVR (@HiddenWeedYVR) June 9, 2014

Clue for prize #5: Recognize this statue? Lift the pink flower to find some fine cannabis.

— HiddenWeedYVR (@HiddenWeedYVR) June 9, 2014

For prize #1, look under this ribbon. Near the intersection of “Gordon’s rank” and “Montreal university” in Van.

— HiddenWeedYVR (@HiddenWeedYVR) June 8, 2014

The weed scavenger hunt was inspired by the mysterious Twitter account @HiddenCash which hid hundred dollar stacks around San Francisco two weeks ago for people to find.

“I’ve made millions of dollars over the last few years, more than I ever imagined, and yet many friends of mine, and people who work for me, cannot afford to buy a modest home in the Bay Area,” @HiddenCash told San Francisco magazine the Bold Italic. “I am determined to give away some of the money I make, and in addition to charity, to do it in fun, creative ways like this.”

The identity of @HiddenCash and @HiddenWeedYVR have not been revealed.

Early Monday morning some Canadians tracked down @HiddenWeedYVR’s weed stashes and tweeted photos of their finds.

@HiddenWeedYVR Thanks a lot Lighting strikes twice

— Richard (@richiepoo3) June 9, 2014

@HiddenWeedYVR thats how its done son #cheers #sothankful #forthisbountifulblessing

— Sammy Hersey (@SamWow604) June 9, 2014

H/T |Photo by Coleen Danger/Flickr (CC By-SA 2.0)


Fernando Alfonso III

Fernando Alfonso III

Fernando Alfonso III served as an early Reddit and 4chan reporter and the Daily Dot’s first art director until 2016. He’s gone on to report at Lexington’s Herald-Leader and at the Houston Chronicle.