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Elderly Woman Fed Cannabis to Rabbits

Police in Brandenburg, Germany found a plot of marijuana plants. Upon inquiry, they talked to an elderly woman who said she had been feeding the weeds to her pet rabbits.
“The rabbits really like it,” the woman told officers who called on her in the village of Golzow near Belzig, according to Saturday’s Tagesspiegel.

A police officer had seen the healthy, metre-high plants from the road while on his way to work and told his colleagues, who visited the plot’s owner – the elderly woman.

She told them that she had not grown the plants herself, but that they had simply started growing there, and had proven to be excellent rabbit food. Not only did the rabbits love eating the plants, they grew back very quickly after she cut them down, she told the investigating officers.

Officers did not charge the woman, but did cut the plants down. Link

(Unrelated image credit: Flickr member shesaleo)

On June 17, 1971, President Nixon told Congress that "if we cannot destroy the drug menace in America, then it will surely destroy us." After forty years of trying to destroy "the drug menace in America" we still *haven't* been able to destroy it and it still *hasn't* destroyed us. Four decades is long enough to realize that on this important issue President Nixon was wrong! All actions taken as a result of his invalid and paranoid assumptions (e.g. the federal marijuana prohibition) should be ended immediately!

It makes no sense for taxpayers to fund the federal marijuana prohibition when it *doesn't* prevent people from using marijuana and it *does* make criminals incredibly wealthy and incite the Mexican drug cartels to murder thousands of people every year.

We need legal adult marijuana sales in supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies for exactly the same reason that we need legal alcohol and tobacco sales - to keep unscrupulous black-market criminals out of our neighborhoods and away from our children. Marijuana must be made legal to sell to adults everywhere that alcohol and tobacco are sold.
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They seriously need to legalize marijuana. Not just for medical use, but legal period. I've had worse reactions to coffee than marijuana. And as for you nay-sayers, if everyone who used weed stood up at once, I bet you would be quite surprised how many people you know use it. Honest, hard working, everyday people.
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Drugs are bad for you, it's a simplification but let's agree for the sake of argument. But unhealthy food is also bad for you and I don't see any laws against that being passed.
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The original German article can be found here: http://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/hanfplantage-bei-84-jaehriger-entdeckt-frau-nutzte-pflanzen-als-kaninchenfutter/4323860.html

It also says that if the THC ratio is lower than the one constituted by German regulations, she can keep the plants. (Of course they'll grow back.) You are actually allowed grow hemp agriculturally in Germany, as long as the THC ratio isn't too high.

And the way they just grew wild on that old lady's vacant lot makes the police believe that it couldn't have been a commercial plantation. I guess they just grew sporadically around the place, perfectly out in the open, and they weren't, say, irrigated.

Hmmm, I've always wondered if the more potent versions of the stuff might work agaist migraine... Bet those rabbits don't get headaches that often :P
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"Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success"
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