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Sunith Baheerathan loses job at Mr. Lube after tweet seeking weed delivery

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(USA TODAY) -- A Canadian man's need for weed has left him in need of a job.

Sunith Baheerathan tweeted Tuesday that he needed a "spliff" and was looking for a marijuana dealer to deliver a "20 sac chop" (2 grams) to his place of employment, a Mr. Lube automotive center in the Toronto suburb of Vaughan, the Canadian Press reported Wednesday.

Baheerathan's appeal attracted local interest, including one notably enthusiastic reply.

"Awesome! Can we come too?" the York Regional Police tweeted.

Not long after, Baheerathan was unemployed.

"Thank you to the York Regional Police for your help and great work," Mr. Lube wrote on its Twitter account. "The matter has now been handled."

Baheerathan broke the news to a friend in another tweet: "Just got the call of termination."

The CP tried to interview Baheerathan but he simply retweeted its request to his followers along with messages of support.

In one tweet he wrote, "I've lost complete hope in society man. There's killers/rapists/people missing and all they care about is a dude asking for weed."

Another read, "Gotta watch what you tweet nowadays, even the freedom of speech & the right to an entitled opinion isn't safe."

His account was not publicly accessible Wednesday night.

The officer who oversees the York police Twitter account told The National Post on Wednesday that its humorous tweet was a reminder that the department monitors social media.

"We don't speak off-the-cuff in these types of situations," Constable Blair McQuillan. "We sat down and decided to take a light-handed approach."

He did not indicate whether police would investigate Baheerathan or press charges.

In February, Ontario's top court upheld the country's ban on marijuana. The country's health minister had announced in December that the government would stop granting medical marijuana licences to users, and that only doctors would be able to prescribe medicinal pot.

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