Passersby Report Cannabis Field of 2,500 Plants Located in Remote German Potato Field

Passersby Report Cannabis Field of 2,500 Plants Located in Remote German Potato Field
High Times

The situation is not without its humor, even in German. According to Bild’s headline, Germany’s largest and most popular tabloid with 1.37 copies sold daily, the polizei are now acting as “your friend and harvest helper” when it comes to illicit cannabis cultivation in the Siegen-Wittgenstein area (if not other locales across the country). This is a predominantly rural region about 80 miles north from Frankfurt, the financial center of Europe.  According to Bild, the bust occurred after passersby noticed a large outdoor cannabis plantation of about 3,000 square feet in size and consisting of about 2,500 plants located in a remote potato field. They dutifully reported the same to the police. The paper also noted sarcastically that the “harvest squad” was then dispatched to collect the offending biological material. The plants have now been sent for testing to determine their cannabinoid content. The farmer who owns the field may be charged with a violation of the Narcotics Act if it transpires that he was involved in the cultivation—or knew about it. Even if it turns out that the plants were only hemp with under .02% THC content, this is still a potential federal crime. As of now, German regulations are now out of step with the E.U. ruling on CBD. However, such is the temperature of both the political climate here and the German mass media when it comes to impending recreational reform. It may be in progress, thanks to the legislature, but there are many Germans who are still ambiguous about this kind of change. And there are also many who are starting to realize the gross injustice of the current situation—which is likely to be the status quo for at least the next 12 to 24 months unless some kind of safe harbor is also implemented with…

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