January 03, 2019


The Delhi police issued a press release on Monday about having arrested two people who were importing marijuana from the US. However, it read less like a press release and more like a guide to smoking good pot.

A chart, part of the press release, on the imported strains of marijuana and its effects on the human brain, went viral on Twitter. Titled “Types of imported ganja and their names” the chart said the strain ‘Bubba kush’ results in ‘contagious laughs’, ‘pineapple express’ makes people ‘seek inner peace’ and so on. One of the effects, the Delhi police said, was ‘intimidating hot’.

Some of the effects like “always there for you” were not only funny, but also inaccurate.

The list, instead of warning people away from trying the illegal substance, probably made even non-smokers curious about it.

After many ‘contagious laughs’ were shared on Twitter, the chart was quietly removed from the press release. But even without it, the statement still reads like a guide for pot smokers. Perhaps because, as qz.com first reported, the Delhi police plagiarised the paragraphs detailing strains like Marijuana Wax and Shatter word to word from websites for pot smokers.

On Marijuana Wax the release says:

Marijuanawax refers to the softer opaque oils that have lost their transparency afterextraction. Smoking wax is gaining popularity. The wax is a very concentrated formwith high percentages of THC and other cannabinoids. It looks like bees wax or earwax. It is goodfor use with an oil rig, but can also be used with other methods.

Meanwhile, Twitter was absolutely unforgiving when it came to roasting the press release:

Ankit Sharma : @ankit_sharmank

@HemaniBhandari @DelhiPolice Where do you get the "Intimidating hot" stuff? Asking for a friend.

Ankit Sharma : @ankit_sharmank

@HemaniBhandari @DelhiPolice Where do you get the "Intimidating hot" stuff? Asking for a friend.


@HemaniBhandari @DelhiPolice Looks like they composed the press release after tasting all that Ganja.