Hugo, Colorado’s 740 residents were told this week to immediately stop drinking the town’s water after it tested positive for THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, the state’s infamous new cash crop. A spokesman for the Lincoln County sheriff told reporters that Hugo’s Public Works Department found evidence of tampering and forced entry at one of the wells that supply the town’s drinking water. The town had handed out 2,500 bottles of water by midday Friday, July 22nd, as residents were cautioned not to drink from the tap. The town even closed its swimming pool for the day despite 95 degree temperatures.
On Friday, employees of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation took water samples back to the agency’s lab outside of Denver to run more advanced tests. After the initial positive result, county officials ran 10 additional tests on the town’s water, six of which came back THC positive. The officials said it would take at least 48 hours for all of the THC-laced water to be flushed from Hugo’s water system.
On a brighter note, local stores report sales of snack items such as Doritos, Fritos, Twinkies, and the like, were up 1,850 percent over same date sales last year.
“Dude, I am so thirsty I need another glass of water!”
“Why are you suddenly calling me ‘dude’ all the time…dude? Oops.”
“Dude, like the more I drink, the thirstier I get! What’s up with that? Tee hee.”