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O, Cannabis Tree! Police find decorated plant during bust

The Local · 8 Dec 2010, 10:01

Published: 08 Dec 2010 10:01 GMT+01:00

“A hippie celebrates Christmas too ... just differently,” read the report, which was entitled “All you need is love,” because it fell on the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death.

Narcotics detectives stumbled on the unusual Christmas tree while searching the home of an “old 68er,” a reference to the groups of young students and workers who participated in political protests across Germany in 1968.

The man "more or less willingly" handed over 150 grammes of marijuana to the officers, but a further look around the apartment in the tiny town of Montabaur near Koblenz revealed a “peculiar 'Christmas tree'.”

The man had put a two-metre tall pot plant in a tree stand and adorned it with Christmas lights.

“In response to questions by the dumbfounded officers, the hashish fan confirmed that the ‘tree’ would be decorated further and, on Christmas, gifts would be arranged underneath according to tradition,” the statement said.

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Your comments about this article

13:51 December 8, 2010 by iseedaftpeople
gotta hand it to the guy, that's creative!
16:00 December 8, 2010 by MaKo
I guess that's one way to deck the halls...
16:27 December 8, 2010 by lordkorner
and a very merry christmas
19:33 December 8, 2010 by drdoom
I like this guy. you need a taste to do this kind of stuff. Bravoooooooooo.
19:43 December 8, 2010 by derExDeutsche
for once, the Hippies might be onto something;)

the persecution of marijuana users is the real crime here. I look forward to the easing of Marijuana laws worldwide. With Argentina and Spain being good examples of what marijuana tolerant societies can be. Laws against domestic marijuana aren't making anyone's day any safer. Just the opposite.

and remember, the best advocate for marijuana legalization is GREAT marijuana;) Support you local Growers this Holiday season!
00:40 December 9, 2010 by Prufrock2010
Hell just froze over. I agree with der ExDeutsche on something!
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