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Grandmother Accidentally Grows 5 Ft Marijuana Plant In Her Back Yard

Sometimes a large marijuana plant can simply emerge under the right set of circumstances, including perfect accidental placement of a seed near a garden with fertile soil.

Meet Patricia Hewitson, a UK woman with a classy and distinguished demeanor. She noticed a large plant growing in her year, which turned out to be marijuana. When the police heard the buzz around town, they urged Patricia to destroy the plant.

The officer said:

“If you come into possession of an illegal drug such as cannabis, you must either destroy it or take it to a police officer.

“The lady has committed an offence although there are mitigating circumstances so we would not look to take it further although we would take it away.”

Express.co.uk Reports:

Patricia Hewitson, 65, emailed photos of the large plant to her favourite program, BBC radio show The Potting Shed.

The experts replied to say the plant was actually cannabis – and the images had been passed on to the police.

Patricia, of Exmouth, Devon, has been advised by officers to cut up the plant and either compost it or take it to the police station or a recycling centre.

She said: “It was very small at first, about the size of a petunia, with only four leaves. But I watched it grow until it was as tall as me.

“As it got bigger and bigger I got nervous because it was starting to look a bit suspicious so I decided to contact The Potting Shed for help.

“They instantly confirmed that it was cannabis and they gave me all sorts of advice on how to dispose of it.”

Its easy to forget how natural it is for cannabis to grow naturally. After all, the early civilizations that grew and used cannabis were far before things like hydroponics auto-flowering.

 Police have said they will not take action as long as the plant is destroyed [SWNS]

As it got bigger and bigger I got nervous because it was starting to look a bit suspicious

olice have assured the retired health worker and her husband John that they will not be prosecuted, as long as the plant is disposed of.Patricia believes that the plant grew from a hemp seed which came from a 25 kilo bag of RSPB bird feed.

She said: “I think a seed must have fallen out of my bird feeder and landed in the flowerbed.

“The plant has been in full view of passers-by but no-one has asked me to sell them any.”

Sgt Ryan Canning of Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed officers were taking no further action.

He said: “If you come into possession of an illegal drug such as cannabis, you must either destroy it or take it to a police officer.

“The lady has committed an offence although there are mitigating circumstances so we would not look to take it further although we would take it away.”

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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