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People Evacuated After Town Is Swamped By Giant Marijuana Cloud

Jake Massey

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People Evacuated After Town Is Swamped By Giant Marijuana Cloud

Residents of a town in Colombia became engulfed by a huge marijuana cloud after a controlled burning became, well, uncontrolled. Watch here:


It was initially feared that a fire was spreading in Bello, Medellín, but people soon realised that it didn't smell like your average blaze.

It turned out police had tried to do a controlled burning of seized weed, but it proved to be anything but as winds picked up.


Resident Edilberto Castaño told Caracol TV: "We felt a very horrible smoke coming out of the battalion, a tremendous smell of marijuana that stopped everyone."

Authorities had recently seized 1.5 tonnes of ganja, and it was celebrated as an import triumph over drug dealers.

Daniela Ortega, secretary of security for Bello, said: "This is one more blow that we can give in the municipality of Bello in coordination with the National Police.

"We invite citizens to continue denouncing and to continue believing in the institutions."


However, this faith in the institutions may been weakened following the burning, which reportedly forced several tower blocks to be evacuated.

According to Colombian newspaper El Espectador, one resident said: "Complete negligence. So-called controlled burning.

"Several apartment towers had to be evacuated because of this little joke. Someone needs to answer for this bad decision."


One chap who almost certainly wouldn't have minded the out of control weed cloud is a lad called Theo, who recently celebrated 4/20 in style.

He was in attendance at an annual event at Hyde Park in London, which celebrates everything ganj and protests against its criminalisation.

To mark the occasion, he rocked up with a mega joint, which cost him hundreds of pounds and many hours to construct.

It was a big boy. Credit: Alamy
It was a big boy. Credit: Alamy

Asked by a reporter to explain what he was holding, Theo said: "This is one hundred grams, pure weed, no tobacco, pure Skywalker OG. 

"It took me about six hours just to grind up the amount… and as you can see, it's smoking very nice."

When asked how much it cost, he said it was 'between £650 and £700', revealing that he and his pal split the cost and 'just bought it straight out'.

The reporter said it was 'the biggest zoot' he'd seen at Hyde Park - which came as absolutely no surprise.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: World News, Drugs

Jake Massey
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