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Back in the 60s and 70s, the VW Micro-bus had quite the hippie reputation, with flower power and home-grown pharmaceuticals being part of the mystique that helped make the real original minivan a 1960s icon. For the owner of a 1958 double panel restoration project, the drug connection hit a little close to home. When checking out the undercarriage of his new purchase, TheSamba forum member Joshua B. found 14 LBS of marijuana stashed away. While we can't provide an exact street value of such a find (if you can, let us know in the comments) we can assume that it's a hell of a lot more than the value of this rusted out old groove-mobile. If you plan on trying to contact Joshua about his find, don't bother, he already disposed of it. If anything, we can say that marijuana definitely kills enough brain cells to forget all about storing 14 LBS of chronic under a VW, which doesn't seem like something someone would ordinarily forget about. It doesn't take Fred, Velma, and Shaggy to figure out that these forgetful smugglers are total rejects.

Thanks for the tip, Aaron!

[Source: TheSamba]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      "we can say that marijuana definitely kills enough brain cells to forget all about storing 14 LBS of chronic under a VW"

      Back this up.
      • 7 Years Ago
      nah, good marihuana (the one grown indoors) is not allowed to be packaged like that, not like bricks. I think that is regular, average joe, outdoor weed, which would sell for around $20K @ ~$1450/lb
      • 7 Years Ago
      I imagine that the bus was impounded by the police, stolen or the owner of the pot was arrested or died. Regardless of how much pot you have smoke in your lifetime you would never forget about 14lbs of pot, it would be like forgetting about that new car you just bought and subsequently loosing it.
      • 7 Years Ago

      Weed was sold as kilos or bricks in the sixties. I could buy it for about 60 dollars a brick in Southern California. Baggies of pot sold for about ten bucks and you could get about 20 bags out of a big brick if you were lucky. Nobody weighed pot in those days. Some sellers made two-finger bags and some had three-finger. The price of "keys" would get cheaper the closer you got to the Mexican Border The weight of those bricks was about one half seeds. It took a lot of sifting to get something smokable . You can see the seeds in the photo.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I used to grow, so let me put this one to rest...

      The street value of 1 pound of decent (it'll get you high, but it's not chronic) weed is about $5000 give or take based on location and market.
      That does not take into account the fact that the bud in question is hella old...
      • 7 Years Ago
      By destroy, I assume you mean he burned it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, burned it.... but "didn't inhale, and didn't like it". ;-)
      • 7 Years Ago
      $13440 wholesale from Queens, NY or $40000 retail outside of NY.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Actually it's more like $100k, assuming it's good quality marijuana (1/8 ounce goes for about $50-60). If it's old I'm sure the potency is reduced--but that depends on how well it was sealed, and whether it was exposed to lots of heat/sun during that time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't just throw it away... at least make some brownies with it!

      Seriously... It wouldn't even be worth fertilizing your garden with that stuff... Way too old! Plus compared with what the kids are smoking now, it doesn't even compare... uhhh.... so I hear.
      • 7 Years Ago
      One of the commenter's seems to think its worth about $14k (A K a LB). Assuming it's still good.

      I, however, haven't the foggiest.

        • 7 Years Ago
        If it's higher quality marijuana, it sells for about $150-$200 per ounce and $50-$60 per eighth of an ounce nowadays. There's 224 ounces here, so if that were being pushed today, it would yield $33,000-$44,000 if sold by the ounce, or just over $100,000 if sold by lower quantities (8ths of an ounce/etc).

        However, as mentioned many times, this is very old crop. There is a good chance it's probably nasty and wouldn't sell for a nickel.
          • 7 Years Ago
          It was the sixties, they didn't have cronic. It was all low grade, backyard shwag. $20 an 8th and you're getting ripped off. $80 an Oz, $1000 an Lbs. Again as though anyone would want weed this old.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well, can't say I know anything about it, so I have no clue.
        Closest I can come to that is 50-60 year old aged cigars, taken vary good care of, and are still smoke-able go into the hundreds I would assume. all I can say about pot is that I have 0 interest in it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It has an antique value.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Dude!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think the author was making a JOKE, about the dead brain cells thing. Considering the story, the smokers who forgot the stash and sold the van.
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