Skip to comments.Elderly couple's beautifully tended... cannabis bush?!?!
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 Boroughs 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 ...
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?
It would be awesome if they had a hippy yard gnome holding a bong sitting next to it.
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.
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.
“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.
What is a “car boot sale”?
I’m guessing that’s what we would call a flea market, or a swap meet.
Basically what we call a flea market over here.
(OK, not actually the couple from the article.)
AHHHHH!!! That’s spew worthy. Please proceed next time with a warning!
It’s a gateway plant. Let them get away with this and the next thing you know they will be planting ornamental poppies.
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...
Oh, a junk sale. Car boot, flea market....= junk sale in a parking lot.
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.
fortunately the bobbies can only severely admonish the dogs,
since they as a rule have no firearms close to hand.
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)
I don’t know whose chin whiskers I like better?
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
Could this mean that my purchase of unpolished quartz crytals in a glass vial might be bogus? Whatever could they really be?
Is it disturbing if I still think she’s kind of cute?
OMgoodness I wish there was just a like button. I have been laughing so hard with this tread.
Just Grandma and Grandpa planting a “Money Tree” to help with retirement......LOL
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
“THe dog received an ASBO...”
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.
It is a pretty plant, that very characteristic shade of green, and it grows like crazy.
Was there a 3s Company where one of the girls entered what Jack thought was a pot plant into a horticultural show?
That's not what the link says:
"A spokesman [...] would not say if the couple would face any charges over the cannabis."
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
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.
Not as much if you say she should lose the beard. Literally.