Police in Italy arrested a 60-year-old Naples man for a concoction he made out of marijuana.
They called his invention “marjiuancello,” in honor of the lemon liqueur limoncello commonly found there.
Manlio Chianchiano had a home cannabis garden of 10 plants that he grew with the idea of turning his home distillery into something special.
It’s fairly common to find homemade liqueurs in Italian households — from limoncello to nocino (made from walnuts) and different types of bitters — but this is the first time the very Italic knack for invention has been taken to this extreme.
We’ll never know if his libation was any good — he was still macerating the pot leaves in pure alcohol when police came in to check up on reports that he was growing marijuana at home.
Oddly enough I thought of you when I saw this story the other day…wait, it’s a compliment! I was waiting for you to write about it 😀
THC qualifies as one of those “bitters” – (nicht so geschmacklos) but numbing.
Well, as you say, homemade liqueurs are to be found in many Italian households.
No surprise really that someone should use this particular pot-plant to make another one!
The fact that the guy was 60 is a bit of a surprise though! Family tradition?!
My parent do the same thing. its used for medical purposes… it works like the over the counter ointment Bengay its for muscle cramp relief.