Indonesian Police Accidentally Got Entire Neighborhood High Burning 3 Tons Of Weed

March 24, 2015   |   John Vibes

John Vibes
March 24, 2014

(ANTIMEDIA) Police in West Jakarta, Indonesia, got drugs off the streets a few weeks ago, and then accidentally got an entire neighborhood high while they were destroying the drugs.

Residents and nearby journalists reported mild headaches after the area was engulfed by smoke that was pouring from a giant pile of burning cannabis. Police were prepared for the smoke and were wearing gas masks, but they must not have thought about everyone else in town who may not have been in the mood to catch a buzz.

“I got a headache because I wasn’t wearing a mask,” one resident told reporters.

It was also reported that the police destroyed 1.8 kilograms of confiscated crystal meth and 2,538 pills of ecstasy, but it is not clear how they were destroyed, or if they were destroyed on site as well.


No one reported any serious or long term side effects from the smoke, but the police managed to get everyone high with a drug that they arrest people for using on their own.

The burning was a ceremonial occasion that was witnessed by a number of officials and politicians.

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John Vibes joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in October of 2014. His topics of interest include agorism, anarchism, consciousness, the Drug War, and spirituality. Born in Philadelphia, he currently resides in Maryland.

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  1. Oh, damn, thats a lot of the best weed in the world, those Asian islands are known for the good stuff.

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  2. best? looks like some brown brick weed to me. might not be the original photo though since the people there are not wearing masks like the article mentioned. p.s. pretty close between u.s./holland bud, mainly colorado and cali for the states… i luckily live in colorado,,,, the rest will enjoy soon enough.

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  3. Yevgeniy Bikrev Any weed can be bricked up. Your thinking Mexican ragweed. That doesn't exist in Asia. Wild Thai strains grow all over that area, no such animal as bad Asian weed. This area is near where Indika originates. I am in Michigan, medical card holder, and have been involved with it since I was 9, now 49, I know my Cannabis history. I used to be involved with the Hash Bash, that happening April 4th. Chong is going to be here this year, well, I don't know why Chong is listed because he goes to it every year. I guess he must be doing a routine on stage. I hope you can make it.

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  4. Yevgeniy Bikrev I'm sure when the US decriminalizes Cannabis, the Asian islands will follow suit.

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