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90-Year-Old in Sweden Busted Growing Marijuana

She tells cops they were 'just nice plants'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2014 6:45 PM CDT
90-Year-Old in Sweden Busted Growing Marijuana
File photo a 'nice' marijuana plant.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

(Newser) – This excuse might not work unless you're 90: A woman in Sweden of that age who had her home raided by police explained away her multiple marijuana plants by saying, "I thought they were just nice plants," reports the Local. Another news site out of the EU translates her as saying she thought they were "rare" plants, but either way she's not expected to face charges. The Local explains that prosecutors have the leeway to drop a case if they can't prove sinister intent. No word on where the plants came from, or why police raided the home in the first place. (A recent study, meanwhile, found that one in 10 Americans have gone to work high.)

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