Cannabis Planted in UK City of Newport’s Potted Plants

THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE.

THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE.

Yo, dawg; I heard you like potted plants, so I potted your plant so you can smoke that potted pot while you pot pot plants.

Via BBC:

Council officials in Newport are trying to discover who planted cannabis in flower pots put out to brighten up the city.

More than 20 of the illegal plants were discovered nestling amongst begonias and petunias in the street flower displays.

But by the time police were told and went to examine the specimens they had already been harvested.

The council said it was checking CCTV footage to find the culprits.

“I had never seen cannabis growing in the wild before so it was crazy to see it,” said local businessman Dean Beddis, who made the discovery.

It’s a serious issue and we will be informing the police”

“It’s actually rather a beautiful plant and stood out wonderfully. But they have gone now. I don’t know who took them.”

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8 Comments on "Cannabis Planted in UK City of Newport’s Potted Plants"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Aug 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm |

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-3bo240n4Q Immediately sprang to mind. Garden bit starts at 50 seconds.

  2. LifelongLIb | Aug 4, 2013 at 7:25 pm |

    Many decades ago there was a scandal at my high school when a student grew a marijuana plant in the school greenhouse as his botany project.

  3. Rhoid Rager | Aug 4, 2013 at 8:08 pm |

    God has a special place for guerrilla gardeners.

  4. BuzzCoastin | Aug 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm |

    once upon a time in China
    I grew a plant in front of my ground floor apartment
    harvest 3/4 lb
    no one cared
    cops sometimes parked in front of it
    looked like hemp to them

    it never seems to strike people as odd
    that the only plant everyone in western civilization recognizes on sight
    is pot

    • Rhoid Rager | Aug 5, 2013 at 2:13 am |

      I’ve heard the same here in Japan, but I don’t want to test fate. They lock people up here for a long time for having one rolled in your pocket. My crop will be planted deep in the mountains and surreptitiously tended to every other week.

      • BuzzCoastin | Aug 5, 2013 at 11:43 am |

        riding my bike to a nearby park one day
        I spotted a gaggle of hemp plants
        growing outside a condo complex
        “hmmm” I thought, “am eye seeing things?”
        later that fall i scored some seeds from there
        next year i discovered hemp ain’t pot
        three years I grew hemp plants in public
        two of those years were more wild strains
        like blueberry-skunk

        being a US occupied colony
        Japan is more westernized than China
        & I don’t think hemp is legal there
        whereas China is the world’s largest hemp grower

  5. Good Samaritan.

  6. InfvoCuernos | Aug 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm |

    The name I have heard for these gardeners is “Johnny Potseed”.

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