Some meat aficionados would probably say that a great hamburger is better than drugs. And many drug-friendly carnivores would probably say that smoking marijuana makes any hamburger into a great hamburger. But it's not likely that either cohort would be happy if they ordered hamburgers and got marijuana -- or vice versa.
Indeed, a recent altercation in southern Florida shows just how badly such a mix-up can go.
According to TCPalm.com, 22-year-old Port St. Lucie native Timethy Delarrance Morrison thought he'd bought $100 worth of marijuana when his dealer handed him a white bag. He opened the bag and found hamburger meat in place of the drugs. Morrison was furious; he took out a gun and tried to rob the dealer. The dealer sped away, so Morrison started shooting at his Volvo.
His bullets hit the car, but missed the dealer. Police were called to the scene. They searched Morrison's car and found 4.7 grams of weed. (About $25 dollars worth, if priceofweed.com's South Florida data are to be believed.) Morrison was arrested on charges of "attempted murder, burglary, escape, possession of marijuana and providing a false name to a law enforcement officer," and sits in jail without bail. If only he knew the value of smoking cheeseburgers, he might not be in this predicament.