Colorado is the unofficial weed capital of America. As of last December, there were more marijuana dispensaries in the state than McDonald’s and Starbucks combined, and local pot shops moved more than $270 million worth of product in the first three months of 2016 alone.
Now the Denver Post—which added its first official marijuana editor in 2013—is reporting that THC has literally seeped into a Colorado town’s water supply. On Thursday, residents of Hugo, a small town in Lincoln County with a population of roughly 900, were told not to drink, bathe, or cook with their water because of “THC marijuana related” issues.
Lincoln County and the Hugo Marshal's Office both tweeted about the contamination, and an alert was sent out to citizens.
“At this time, Investigators are assessing the situation with state and federal authorities,” the alert read. “Bathroom usage is still safe, but until more information is known to us, out of an abundance of caution, avoid drinking Town of Hugo water. Fresh water is on the way to our community.”
Though there are no legal marijuana dispensaries in Hugo, Coloradans couldn’t help but point out the hilarity of the situation—a state that loves to sneak weed into an ever-expanding array of foods and beverages now having THC flow through a town like a river. According to CNN, the psychoactive water is linked to one of the town's five main wells, though it remains unclear whether the contamination was intentional or not.
“Once again Colorado likely to make the national news about tap water people want to light,” one Twitter user wrote. “#TheMostColoradoStoryEver,” added another.
No word on whether snack prices have risen in Hugo given the town’s new, munchy-inducing water supply.
[via Denver Post]