DEC. 28, 2018 - INDONESIA BURNS MOUNTAIN OF MARIJUANA
A towering stack of
marijuana that weighed a hefty 800kg went up in smoke on Thursday as
Indonesian police lit up the pungent contraband. Authorities in the
Muslim-majority nation’s Aceh province took a match to the bricks
of pot and also destroyed some 19kg of methamphetamine, seized in
raids this year.
Five drug suspects in
bright-orange prison garb were paraded around the ceremony.
Aceh is a deeply
conservative region at the tip of Sumatra island that publicly whips
criminals for a range of offences including gambling, drinking
alcohol, and having gay sex or relations outside of marriage.
Step inside the Ontario
facilities of a licensed pot producer and see the various life stages
of cannabis – from seedling to flower to processing and packaging.–
Indonesia also has some
of the world’s strictest drug laws.