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Amsterdam-like scent leads to destruction German cannabis field


German police destroyed a marijuana field in Ruhrauen near Duisburg after they were tipped by a passer-by that it smelled “just like Amsterdam” there, writes Der Westen (German).

When the police checked out the nearby water protection area, they discovered and impounded 47 plants with a sum weight of 117 kilos. The plants were chopped up by city employees for “easier transportation” and further processing.

(Photo by Eric Caballero, some rights reserved.)

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  1. Kat says:

    I’m confused.

    “Further processing”….what does this mean? Where do the confiscated “chopped up” plants go….does anyone know?

    Doesn’t it smell “just like Amsterdam” if they burn the evidence?

    Coffeeshops can sell pot, customers can buy pot, but farmers cannot grow pot plants.


    Coffeeshops can sell coffee, customers can buy coffee, coffee farmers can grow coffee beans.

    Caffeine is addicting and no one cares.
    Pot is not and everyone freaks out.

    This is truly a bizarro world.

  2. Orangemaster says:

    Further processing = German for you don’t need to know, we’ll take care of it.

    Pot smells without being burnt, believe me :)

    Alcohol does more damage that pot too. The world is messed up!

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