Do Firefighters Get Stoned When a Stashhouse Burns Down?

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EDINBURG, Texas (AP) -- Firefighters who spent half an hour fighting a blaze in which 2,000 pounds of marijuana went up in smoke breathed so much of it that they would have failed a drug test, a fire chief said.


Snider said Thursday the firefighters were exposed to so much marijuana smoke that they would not be able to pass a drug test, despite wearing air packs to prevent them from inhaling toxic or hazardous fumes. [CNN]

Fascinating. But how do they know there were 2,000 pounds in there if it all burned up? "Sniff, sniff. Hmmm, must be about 2,000 pounds in here!" Whatever.

They're all just saying that so they can get blazed all weekend. I know what they're up to.

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The first thing I thought was why was there a ridiculous amount of marijuana being burned. Because I don't know anyone who would burn down their own field of marijuana, the smell alone would attract law enforcement for sure. So I looked a little deeper into it, and they were burning the marijuana after it had been taken by the police first. But I fully agree that they all got a nice "bonus" so to speak. I fully believe it because I know someone who was pulled over and the cop found two small bags of marijuana, and because they were in separate bags he would have caught a couple, more serious, charges. So the cop told him that since he really didn't have a large quantity, that he would only charge him with one bag. But he didn't combine the two bags to turn in as evidence. So the cop was only going to charge him with having one bag, but he took both of them. So what do you think happened? Since there is no way that the cop could have handed them both bags and said hey I'm only going to charge him for one, so the cop had to have kept one of them.

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