Apparent pot factory goes up in smoke in Bronx

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Apparent pot factory goes up in smoke in Bronx

Post by Pete » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:36 am

A Bronx superintendent was busted for turning the building's basement into a major marijuana grow house, police and neighbors said Sunday.

Alberto Martinez, 65, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of marijuana, after firefighters were called to put out a blaze at Chatterton Ave. near Olmstead Ave. just before midnight Saturday.

Inside the apartment, firefighters discovered over a dozen bags worth of marijuana, officials said.

The smell of smoldering cannabis from the drug den wafted down the Castle Hill street for hours after the flames were put out.

All told, police removed 17 garbage bags of marijuana from the house, according to a cop source.

The Fire Department was investigating the cause of the fire.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bro ... -1.3009491
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Post by Pete » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:54 pm

Pot? Why marijuana is called the same thing we cook soup in


How did the word for a common kitchen instrument become slang for marijuana?

Actually, the origin of pot has nothing to do with the culinary tools. The word came into use in America in the late 1930s. It is a shortening of the Spanish potiguaya or potaguaya that came from potación de guaya, a wine or brandy in which marijuana buds have been steeped. It literally means “the drink of grief.”


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