Elderly Brits Accidentally Grow Huge Pot Plant
They bought it as a small shrub at a sale
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2012 3:46 PM CDT
Updated Oct 13, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
British police posted this photo of the pot plant.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – Who needs grow lights? A couple in Bedfordshire, England, picked up a cute little plant at market and lovingly tended it as it grew into a lush plant in the garden, reports CNN. That's when it drew the attention of police, who tweeted a photo of it with the caption, "Elderly couple bought shrub at car boot sale ... biggest cannabis plant we had seen!!" Police seized the pot plant and won't press charges. An elderly farmer in Germany had a similar experience recently.

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Oct 14, 2012 6:47 AM CDT
Nice to see that the cops in Britain put it all in perspective, and didn't file charges. I don't use drugs myself and don't want to, but I must say that the so-called "war" on drugs is one of the most ill-conceived and poorly executed enterprises yet to come out of the mind of man. If this "war" ran on electricity, I'd flip the breaker and pull the wire right out of the service panel.
Oct 14, 2012 2:47 AM CDT
Nobody has ever died from pot ever! It sickening that it's illegal, you can be put in a cage for exploring your own mind..
Oct 14, 2012 12:36 AM CDT
Some gifts from Nixon: Dick Cheney, War on Drugs, Fox News Channel I'll never digest the fact that he was a Quaker.