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Joint-rolling Record Attempt Thwarted

Daily Telegraph - Sydney,New South Wales, 26th July 2006

POLICE in France said today they had thwarted an attempt by a group of marijuana smokers to roll the world's longest joint by seizing a work in progress measuring 80 centimetres in length.

"At some point, these young people had wanted to craft a joint of 1.12 metres to beat the world record in the discipline and get it officially registered," a police officer in eastern France said.

"We don't know who had the idea. Sometimes ideas are created in an astonishing way," he said.

During an investigation targeting a group of four smokers in the eastern Vosges area of France, police discovered the giant joint containing 70 grams of cannabis resin. It had not been finished because of a lack of tobacco.

One of the smokers is to appear before a court charged with drug use on October 19. Two minors will appear before a juvenile court on October 6.

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