Some hero planted cannabis plants in the Vermont capital flower beds
One of the greatest things about cannabis is that even though US laws have tried to keep it illegal for years, it’s really just a plant. If you get some cannabis seeds and put them in the ground outside in a place with water and sun, they’ll grow into healthy plants. And while yes, the dank nugs you find at your local dispensary are usually grown under special lights with high-powered plant food, all a standard cannabis plant needs is a good spot outside. And it turns out someone found that for 34 plants in Vermont — 34 different cannabis plants were found included among the flowers and greenery on the capital grounds there.
The local police department is wisely treating the incident with amusement rather than a more serious criminal investigation, but yes, apparently someone decided that Vermont’s capitol landscaping could use a little extra green. Technically, you probably shouldn’t be planting unwanted plants on state land, and the police are going to pull up the plants (and they say that if “anyone wants to claim it and let us know why they planted it, we are happy to listen”), but this is a nice, harmless reminder that the one of the drugs that’s caused so much furor and concern during the wasteful and unjust War on Drugs is just a plant trying to grow like any other plant.
Technically, if you want to grow cannabis in Vermont, you’re only allowed to have a max of two mature plants, and four immature plants. But cannabis grows where you put it, man. If some hero wants to Johnny Appleseed their way around the state, the county, or the country, we’ll raise the next hit to them.