UK News: Pensioner Accidentally Grows Cannabis Plant, Police Say ‘Plant Was Grown Illegally But In Good Faith’

Patricia Hewitson

Patricia Hewitson

This story made me laugh out loud when I stumbled across it yesterday.

Via BBC News

A pensioner from Exmouth has unwittingly grown a 5ft (1.5m) tall cannabis plant from a pack of bird seeds.

Patricia Hewitson, from Exmouth, contacted BBC Radio Devon’s gardening programme asking for help identifying “a weed”.

After discovering it was an illegal cannabis plant the police were involved.

Officers said Mrs Hewitson was growing the plant illegally but in good faith.

Mrs Hewitson said: “I sent a picture in via email and I got a couple of interesting emails back, including one from the police.

“They said they wouldn’t prosecute me as I’d done it in good faith.” Continue Reading….

Who over at BBC Radio Devon decided to get the police involved? They could have just advised her to destroy plant and left it at that. 

I do actually believe that Patricia  had no clue what the plant was, however had she not been a pensioner and Caucasian there would have been an entirely different outcome. 

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