WELWYN GARDEN CITY: Cannabis plant seen growing in council flowerbed

British free tabloid newspaper Metro reports on a very unusual and illegal discovery spotted sprouting from a council-owned flowerbed in the Hertfordshire locality of Welwyn Garden City.

A member of a group called the Welwyn Garden City Cannabis Club took a photo of what appears to be a fully grown cannabis plant nestled among pink flowers in the flowerbed, located across Marsden Road from the Nisa Local Handside Lane convenience store, Metro reported yesterday.

(c) Welwyn Garden City Cannabis Club/Facebook via Metro.

According to Metro, the Cannabis Club were responsible for planting the marijuana, famed the world over for its relaxing and behaviour-altering properties which causes users to mellow out. Although several American states and the South American nation of Uruguay have legalised cannabis for medicinal and minor personal use, the United Kingdom classifies the herb as an illegal ‘Class B’ drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, alongside amphetamines and ketamine.

A spokesperson from the secretive group told local newspaper the Welwyn Hatfield Times that the impromptu appearance of ganja in the council flowerbed was a stunt aimed at promoting the benefits of the plant.

“We can confirm that the cannabis plants found in WGC town centre are not a one off their existence is no accident”, the group revealed to a journalist at the Times.

The club, which agitates for the legalisation of cannabis also said: “These plants are the work of local activists as part of a movement which believes cannabis should be available for medical and recreational use, that we utilise and legalise hemp and replace our polyplastics industry and fossil fuel dependency”

The group also claimed that hemp ‘has over 50,000 uses and benefits that most people are unaware of’.

“We are here to raise awareness of the medical benefits of cannabis and the dangers of legal and pharmaceutical drugs”, group member Luna Tokes said.

Unfortunately for local ‘potheads‘ looking for material to fill their next joint, the city’s govering body and owner of the doped-up flowerbeds, Welwyn Hatfield Council, had the plants uprooted to prevent any ‘further confusion’, Metro states.

It is not the first time illegal vegetation has been added to city flowerbeds. In May 2015, Astana city council in the capital of Kazakhstan mistakenly planted cannabis fields on Astana’s main roads, with drivers treated to several feet wide roadside fields of the drug. Locals were said to have joked that the exotic plants, placed at the junction between Auezova and Dzhangeldina streets, were an attempt to lure in local junkies for processing by the Astana police.

SOURCES:
Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/
Metro, Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK?fref=nf
“Someone’s going around planting cannabis in Britain’s flowerbeds” – Nicholas Reilly, Metro/Associated Newspapers Limited (18 July 2015) http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/18/someones-is-going-around-planting-cannabis-in-britains-flowerbeds-5302374/?ito=facebook
“Council ‘accidentally’ plants marijuana in city centre flowerbeds” – Harry Readhead, Metro/Associated Newspapers Limited (27 May 2015) http://metro.co.uk/2015/05/27/council-accidentally-plants-marijuana-in-city-centre-flowerbeds-5217650/
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“Someone’s going around planting cannabis in Britain’s flowerbeds” – Nicholas Reilly, Metro/Associated Newspapers Limited (18 July 2015) http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/18/someones-is-going-around-planting-cannabis-in-britains-flowerbeds-5302374/?ito=facebook
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7 thoughts on “WELWYN GARDEN CITY: Cannabis plant seen growing in council flowerbed

  1. Ken Dowell July 19, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    I think the folks who planted the weed were seeking to prevent “further confusion” as well.

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  2. inesephoto July 19, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    Got one in my garden once – must be birds.

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      • inesephoto July 22, 2015 / 5:32 pm

        I guess mice or any other animal might eat the seeds and poop them in my garden too. I wonder if they can get stoned 🙂 It was a mystery and a big surprise to me.

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  3. inesephoto July 19, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    Cannot tweet for some reason – they ask me to log in.

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