I planted what?! 74-year-old surprised at his cannabis crop
I wonder if he knew how much that unknowing crop would have fetched him had he gotten away with it. Darn neighbors always sticking their noses where it don't belong. How do the cops know what kind it was or how weak.
Cannabis plants found in a German farmer's field in the southern state of Bavaria. The man said he hadn't realized what the plants were, police said.
By Andy Eckardt, NBC News
A 74-year-old farmer in a small town in southern Germany planted more than 1,000 cannabis plants in the mistaken belief they were sunflowers, police told NBC News Wednesday.
Alerted by worried locals, German police visited the man in Moembris, a town in the southern state of Bavaria, on Tuesday and told him to destroy the crop on his one-acre field. The man, whose name was not released, usually grows potatoes in the field.
“The farmer promptly plowed up the field with the tractor under the watchful eyes of the police,” police spokesman Stefan Brabetz told NBC News."The friendly elderly gentleman was surprised at the strange plants that had grown next to the flowers but did not identify them as cannabis plants," a police statement said.The man told officers that he had scattered half a sack of old bird seed and was taken aback by the fast growth of the plants -- some of which were quickly as tall as 10 feet -- but still did not realize what they actually were.
In the press release, officials said that the type of cannabis was too weak to have intoxicating effect and could not have led to addiction.