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Elderly couple's beautifully tended... cannabis bush?!?!
Daily Mail ^ | 10th October 2012 | Sara Malm

Posted on 10/08/2012 2:34:29 PM PDT by MalPearce

They had bought the plant as a shrub at a car boot sale, without realising that is was a cannabis bush.

After the drugs raid Bedfordshire Police took to Twitter to comment their find and posted a photo of the bush growing in what looks like an ordinary suburban garden.

The tweet from Bedford Borough’s local policing team read: 'Seized today. Elderly couple bought shrub at car boot sale, tended carefully-biggest cannabis plant we had seen!!'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cannabis; drugs; drugwar; england; humor; marijuana; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
The police aren't going to prosecute this one, and quite right too.

If the story itself isn't hilarious enough, check out the comments.

Wonderful example of the freedom-loving gardeners taking a far more relaxed view: "One of those would look lovely among my hydrangeas."

Can you be hard on drugs without being hard on ornamental house plants?

1 posted on 10/08/2012 2:34:38 PM PDT by MalPearce
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To: MalPearce
I have to say that it does look very nice in the yard.

It would be awesome if they had a hippy yard gnome holding a bong sitting next to it.

2 posted on 10/08/2012 2:38:30 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: MalPearce
One of our school cooks was known for her green thumb....Back in the 70s the kids brought her a plant that badly needed nurturing....Became extremely large so she had the FFA teacher bring it into the school greenhouse. He laughed so hard telling the story and his explanation to the sweet innocent grandma!
3 posted on 10/08/2012 2:41:00 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: MalPearce

Good thing this couple doesn’t live in the U.S. They would be prosecuted, jailed and had their assets seized.

And...if they had any weapons on their property they would have gone to prison.


4 posted on 10/08/2012 2:43:00 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: MalPearce

hum?
They are 70, which means they lived the ‘60s, a properly trimmed bush will result in nice bushy shrub - just saying.
I have to give them credit for the “I’m old and don’t know better”. (That’s gotten me out of two speeding tickets.....me officer I’m an old lady driving a five speed, do you really think I could be driving that fast. Maybe your equipment is faulty)
Yea, good for them.


5 posted on 10/08/2012 2:44:02 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: MalPearce

“The Boys” I worked with had a great sense of humor. When the boss was sick, they sent him a card from me with a Cannabis plant. The aid that delivered it never knew.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 2:44:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: MalPearce

What is a “car boot sale”?


7 posted on 10/08/2012 2:44:44 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: MalPearce
I should arrest you geezers, "Dead or alive, you're coming with me" and all that, robocop rock Pictures, Images and Photos but instead, how about some `Ice Cream Man'? And a one and a two ...
8 posted on 10/08/2012 2:46:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: TruthWillWin

I’m guessing that’s what we would call a flea market, or a swap meet.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 2:46:59 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: TruthWillWin
What is a “car boot sale”?

Basically what we call a flea market over here.

10 posted on 10/08/2012 2:47:37 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: MalPearce
Like, we had no idea, man!

(OK, not actually the couple from the article.)


11 posted on 10/08/2012 2:48:18 PM PDT by Textide
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To: MalPearce

Nice bush!


12 posted on 10/08/2012 2:50:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Textide

AHHHHH!!! That’s spew worthy. Please proceed next time with a warning!


13 posted on 10/08/2012 2:51:22 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: SIDENET
You mean like this?


14 posted on 10/08/2012 2:53:10 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: MalPearce

It’s a gateway plant. Let them get away with this and the next thing you know they will be planting ornamental poppies.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 2:54:17 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: unixfox
Good thing this couple doesn’t live in the U.S. They would be prosecuted, jailed and had their assets seized.

AND they'd have had their dog shot. Not sure why exactly, but that seems to be de rigeur at well-managed drug busts these days...

16 posted on 10/08/2012 2:54:39 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Ramius; Bubba Ho-Tep

Oh, a junk sale. Car boot, flea market....= junk sale in a parking lot.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 2:59:02 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: svcw

I went to the same car boot sale and got myself a suitcase full of sugar, or whatever .. I’m old and have no idea what I’m buying these days officer.


18 posted on 10/08/2012 2:59:41 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Billthedrill

fortunately the bobbies can only severely admonish the dogs,
since they as a rule have no firearms close to hand.


19 posted on 10/08/2012 3:03:15 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (The 'great orator' Joe Biden? *That* Joe Biden??)
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To: yank in the UK

Sugar ......... hahahahahahahah!!!!

I went to the very same boot sale got a really good deal on very high quality home grown oregano (wink wink nudge nudge)


20 posted on 10/08/2012 3:04:25 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: MalPearce

Bush’s fault.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 3:17:06 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Textide

I don’t know whose chin whiskers I like better?


22 posted on 10/08/2012 3:18:27 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: MalPearce

The Sheriff said that was the biggest mj plant he

ever saw..maybe so

In VN they were so big you would need an axe to drop

the ones I saw


23 posted on 10/08/2012 3:36:58 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: svcw

Could this mean that my purchase of unpolished quartz crytals in a glass vial might be bogus? Whatever could they really be?


24 posted on 10/08/2012 3:41:01 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: MalPearce
This bud's for you.


25 posted on 10/08/2012 3:44:20 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: TruthWillWin
In the United Kingdom, a car's trunk is referred to as the “boot,” and the hood as the “bonnet.” We've learned a lot of “Britishisms” watching Top Gear on iTunes.
26 posted on 10/08/2012 3:48:21 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Cyman

Is it disturbing if I still think she’s kind of cute?


27 posted on 10/08/2012 3:57:38 PM PDT by Textide
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

OMgoodness I wish there was just a like button. I have been laughing so hard with this tread.


28 posted on 10/08/2012 3:59:20 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: MalPearce

Just Grandma and Grandpa planting a “Money Tree” to help with retirement......LOL


29 posted on 10/08/2012 4:16:02 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: tumblindice

I tried to grow it in a pot
And then it got high... honestly, Officer
So I spread it round the plot
And then it got hi-i-i-iiigh
And now you’ll confiscate the lot
And I don’t know why!

It’s not leylandii! It’s not leylandii! It’s not leylandii! Do do be doo be dooby do bum


30 posted on 10/08/2012 4:20:26 PM PDT by MalPearce
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To: RitchieAprile

“THe dog received an ASBO...”


31 posted on 10/08/2012 4:22:04 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Wait a minute! Romney doesn't suck? I'm trying to keep up.)
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To: Harold Shea

Ah, but you see, they only grow like tree trunks if they’re not maintained for aesthetic horticultural value as part of a well-ordered, coordinated English country herb garden.


32 posted on 10/08/2012 4:28:40 PM PDT by MalPearce
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To: MalPearce
Can you be hard on drugs without being hard on ornamental house plants?

It is a pretty plant, that very characteristic shade of green, and it grows like crazy.

Ah, college.

33 posted on 10/08/2012 8:34:07 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Sacajaweau

Was there a 3s Company where one of the girls entered what Jack thought was a pot plant into a horticultural show?


34 posted on 10/09/2012 7:36:30 AM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: MalPearce
The police aren't going to prosecute this one

That's not what the link says:

"A spokesman [...] would not say if the couple would face any charges over the cannabis."

35 posted on 10/09/2012 8:25:59 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: TruthWillWin

A car boot sale is a peculiarly British event where people gather up unwanted items from their house, drive to a field very early on a sunday morning, and sell stuff from the “trunk” (sorry, i’m English, I find it hard to use that term!) to other people.

A bizarre phenomenon


36 posted on 10/09/2012 12:00:03 PM PDT by Mitch86
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To: Mitch86

Alternatively, it’s like having a yard sale where the people buying stuff don’t know where ya live. All you do is pay a small sum to the organisers, who’re often local charities, and with 200+ cars doing the same thing it’s a great way to help fix the church roof and get rid of all the crud you no longer want.

Best places to pick up garden plants, household tools, steel-capped boots and old electrical bits, so the standard British garden shed dwelling absent-minded boffin inventor types will invariably head straight from church to the car boot on a Sunday. It’s traditional.


37 posted on 10/09/2012 4:28:28 PM PDT by MalPearce
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To: Textide

Not as much if you say she should lose the beard. Literally.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 4:34:21 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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