The Government Has A Massive Stash Of Weed (And It's Making The University Of Mississippi Hold It)
Quick, who do you think has the most weed right now? Snoop Dogg? Willie Nelson? Bill Gates? While all these infamous potheads' stashes are probably very impressive, they'll never compare to the chronically chronicked, the biggest doobie brother, the O.G. reefer madman: Uncle Sam himself.
U.S. Army"I want YOU to hit this shizz, bro."
At any given time, the government has several thousands of pounds of Mary Jane stockpiled in a single location. And they don't confiscate this; they've been in the weed farming business for decades. In 2019, they grew their largest bumper crop in five years, an eye-watering 2,000 kilos, or about 5 million joints' worth of sticky icky.
And where is this Fort Knox of fine stuff? Where most weed is: within a 50-foot radius of a dorm. All official U.S. weed is grown, processed, and sold through the University of Mississippi campus. The school has held the exclusive contract to grow government ganja since 1968 -- 44 years before anyone else was allowed to. But the government isn't addicted; it's just for experimentation. Since this weed is the only FDA-approved weed, anyone researching the effects of cannabis has to buy the government-controlled version of the substance, making Uncle Sam the world's oldest pot dealer by a wide margin.
So what do U of M students think about studying atop one of the biggest pot farms in the land? According to the university growers, it's "a source of great interest on campus," probably because some genius thought it was smart to put the fields right next to student housing. On a completely unrelated note, only about 48% of Ole Miss students manage to graduate within four years.
The Military Had Depots Full Of Leftover Purple Hearts From World War II
Because Hallmark doesn't make a "Sorry we got you shot" card, Purple Heart medals are issued to any U.S. soldier wounded or killed in the line of duty. And when it was time to plan a ground invasion of Japan in 1945, the brass figured they were going to need a lot more of 'em. However, Japan surrendered after the atomic bombings, negating the need for any such invasion, which left the military with a surplus of 495,000 Purple Hearts -- a third of all made during the war. So in 1946, they had half a million medals and no bullet-riddled chests to pin them on. But they knew one thing for sure: Those hearts were going to get used ... eventually.
U.S. Military"This belongs to my grandpa. I mean, I got it in Iraq, but it should've been his."