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Nation's 'weed fairy' unmasked

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A woman calls herself the Weed Fairy, and leaves free pot on street posts

She recently posted about 50 fliers taped with free weed in Seattle

The Weed Fairy's Twitter handle is @danksyappleweed, but her real name is Yeni Sleidi

Editor’s Note: Each week in “Apparently This Matters,” CNN’s Jarrett Bellini applies his warped sensibilities to trending topics in social media and random items of interest on the Web.

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I never actually caught a glimpse of the Tooth Fairy when I was young, but she was definitely real and in cahoots with my mom. This, due to the fact that I never woke up to find a Nintendo.

It seems, however, that the Tooth Fairy had plenty of small bills.

Which, to be fair, seems the appropriate amount of prize money for literally doing nothing, save for having things fall from your head.

And at least she was reliable. Teeth came out. Money came in.

Since then, I’ve only allowed my adult self to believe in the mythical Receding Hairline Fairy, who comes in during the night and inspects your shower drain for treasure.

So far, however, despite plenty of offerings, she’s failed to leave any cash under my pillow.

"Apparently This Matters" Is Jarrett Bellini's weekly (and somewhat random) look at social-media trends.
"Apparently This Matters" Is Jarrett Bellini's weekly (and somewhat random) look at social-media trends.

Not even a Nintendo.

Even so, I still believe.

But now there’s another fairy out there who is both very real and very reliable, and, for many adults, very welcome.

She’s the Weed Fairy.

Basically, her job is to swoop into town and deliver free marijuana to people on the street. And she recently shared her generosity with Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

It was there over Memorial Day weekend that she posted around 50 fliers on street poles that read: “These are tough times. Take this WEED and keep your spirits high.”

Taped to each flier was a tiny little nugget of weed.

The postings were signed with the Twitter handle @danksyappleweed, which, for those of you paying attention, is a clever play on the name Johnny Appleseed.

Though, their missions in life appear to be rather different.

Somebody already got to this one, but here's another Weed Fairy flier posted in Seattle.
twitter.com/danksyappleweed
Somebody already got to this one, but here's another Weed Fairy flier posted in Seattle.

Johnny Appleseed is a beloved American treasure who, at the turn of the 18th century, introduced apple trees to many parts of the United States.

Danksy Appleweed, on the other hand, helps inspire overstressed businessmen to go home, eat a bag of Cheetos and watch Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii.

Which is equally as important.

Danksy’s real name is Yeni Sleidi, and, according to her website, she is a 23-year-old resident of Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. But she decided to spread her love on a recent visit to Washington state, where marijuana is legal.

Sleidi told Q13 Fox that, “It’s definitely easy to get it here in Seattle, but not everyone has the money.”

And she’s done it in the past. Several months ago she said she provided free weed to people in New York, where the feedback was positive.