Owner claims burned 'Weed World' van at concert worth $100,000-plus

MADISON -- A burning van that briefly entertained spectators attending a concert at Breese Stevens Field on Friday night was owned by an Alabama man who told Madison firefighters he had invested $100,000 into customizing the cab for his business.

The business is Weed World Candies, which sells marijana-flavored lollipops.

The burned-out 1999 Chevy Express van appeared to be a total loss and was the target of many amateur photographers outside the Avett Brothers concert. It was bright green, and was apparently part of a fleet of vehicles that travel the country selling marijuana-flavored candy and baked goods.

Promotion for the business is splashed prominently on the van's exterior, a paint job that includes marijuana leaves and suggestive names of candies. News articles about the company note there is no marijuana in the candy, though that is suggested in promotions and displays. Most contact with officials has been because of...

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