A Delhi police statement on a marijuana bust plagiarises from “Weed Guide”

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Smoking a specific strain of weed might help you win friends, according to the police in India’s national capital.

But don’t view it as gratuitous advice from one of India’s best-known law enforcement agencies—it is not.

This amusing nugget, and more of its kind, were found in the Delhi police’s Dec. 31 press release announcing the arrest of two suspected drug dealers and the recovery of around Rs2.7 crore ($389,000) worth of marijuana imported from the US.

The press release evoked keen interest—besides ample levity on New Year’s eve—and went viral. Particularly noteworthy was a portion that named various cannabis strains, such as Bubba Kush, Pineapple Express, and Grandaddy Purr. There was even a chart that paired each strain with a different side effect, including “laughs at own jokes,” “friends with everyone,” and “intimidating hot,” though it didn’t explain what the phrases meant.

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