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Pensioners find carefully tended 'weed' is marijuana

The Daily Telegraph, 27th August 2006

Two elderly homeowners have said they had no idea what the carefully tended plant in their drive was until a passing policeman told them it was marijuana.

The two, who live in a retirement community two hours north of Pheonix, Arizona, told officers they thought the plant was just an "attractive weed", and they had been watering it because "it looked so nice".

Nonetheless, they were questioned by police after the five-foot-tall marijuana plant was spotted growing between their driveways in the housing development.

The plant was confiscated, and the residents were asked to call police if other "attractive weeds" popped up.

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