Police shouldn't burn massive piles of weed if they don't want people getting high
Unless you're located in the categorically blessed states of Colorado or Washington, chances are the police where you live try their baby darndest to prevent you from getting high.
However, that completely backfired last week in New Zealand when shoppers at the New World supermarket encountered an unexpected nuclear-sized miasma of marijuana smoke emanating across the way from a local police station, where a massive illegal marijuana seizure was being incinerated. The weed haze was thick, pungent, and inescapable, the likes of which have only been seen in places like the Norlin Quad circa 2010 and any given Snopp Dogg concert.
Understandably, people were HYPED.
The police? Not so much. However, weed is pretty underutilized in New Zealand, so it's possible they just didn't know that burning it releases a sort of intoxicating "special smoke." Yes. It's true!
Certain savvy shoppers realized immediately what was happening and walked straight into the growing weed cloud to breathe its essence. It probably didn't hurt that these shoppers were mere molecules away from an entire store of gleaming munchies either.
Adam Greene, a mere mortal who stumbled upon the scene, captured the whole thing in a video uploaded to Facebook.
"Man, does it smell like the old ganja over there. Here comes a good cloud wafting past now. I might just stand here for a moment," he says in the video.
Other shoppers joked about how they, or their children, had been affected by the smoke.
Maria Borum wrote: "Couldn’t believe it when I walked right by the police station and into the heavy smoke with my three-year-old son ... Maybe that’s why he slept so well last night."
Police have since apologized for getting everyone high, citing some bullshit about unexpected wind conditions and blah blah blah. However, it usually goes without saying that if you're trying to prevent someone from doing something, you don't put a giant cloud of it right in their face. Then again ... police aren't really the smartest people, especially when they've been marinating in marijuana haze.
Nice impression of Colorado, New Zealand. You got us good.