Pranksters plant weed in Wyoming city flower pots

Pranksters plant weed in Wyoming city flower pots
Mischievous marijuana growers have tricked a Wyoming city into illegally cultivating cannabis plants in its charming flower pot displays.

Three marijuana plants were discovered by Powell city employees, who had been inadvertently nourishing the plants as they watered and cared for the flowers. The first find was made on June 29 and was followed by another haul of the illicit greenery a couple days later.

Parks and Recreation Superintendent Del Barton suspects they haven’t rooted it all out yet, either. “For some reason, people like to put weed seeds in the flower pots,” he said.

Powell Police Chief Roy Eckerdt told the Powell Tribune that they believe pranksters are behind the clandestine plantation, and it’s likely down to "somebody's sense of humor."

 The first plants were found sprouting out of flower pots just a stone’s throw from Powell police station, prompting Eckerdt to check that there was no weed growing among the marigold display right outside the premises.

 Wyoming has some of the strictest marijuana laws in the United States. It is illegal to consume, possess, sell or grow marijuana. The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is also outlawed, however in 2015 a law allowing the limited use of CBD oil to treat seizures took effect.

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