US Army Base Broken Into, Covered in Pot Seeds

Protesters in Italy sowing the seeds of peace and love, apparently

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted May 6, 2014 11:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – Peace and love, man: A group of anti-war Italians opposed to a US Army base in their midst broke into said Army base last week, where they planted about 200,000 marijuana seeds, reports Stars and Stripes. The NoDalMolin protest group posted video of members cutting through the fence at the Del Din base in Vicenza, then planting the pot seeds to send the message that the area should be "devoted to agriculture, horticulture, and the well-being and sociability of Vicenza." Rather hysterically, the group invites locals to partake in a "great harvest festival" come October. US officials say that the group wasn't targeting and didn't come close to ammunition stored at the base. (A similar gambit unrelated to the army proved successful last summer.)

A young man smokes a pipe at a rally calling for the legalization of marijuana, in Mexico City, Saturday, May 3, 2014.
A young man smokes a pipe at a rally calling for the legalization of marijuana, in Mexico City, Saturday, May 3, 2014.   (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
In this Aug. 4, 2013 photo, a man holds a leaf from a marijuana plant at his home in Mexico City.
In this Aug. 4, 2013 photo, a man holds a leaf from a marijuana plant at his home in Mexico City.   (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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