A councilwoman in Canada wants to start distributing lollipops to the drunk and disorderly in Canada.
Speculating that it would calm them, she and a number of staffers distributed red white and blue lollipops to drunk people following the recent Canada Day celebration.The Globe and Mail notes:
“After the men popped a lolly in their mouths, their nasty energy all but dissolved. “They got calmer after taking the lollipops,” she said. “It had an immediate effect.”
They think this might have to do with lollipops “pacifier effect” but I think it is because it’s hard to get into a fight with someone giving you free candy. Just saying.