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A Capitol offense? Cannabis found in Statehouse flower beds



MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) – Vermont police said they found dozens of cannabis plants in the flowerbeds in front of the Statehouse.

Police said they found a total of 34 plants this week among the cultivated flowers that line the front aisle in Montpellier.

Capitol Police Chief Matthew Romei says he does not know if the immature plants were marijuana or hemp.

He added that officials did not intend to test the plants for marijuana or hemp because there was no criminal case.

In Vermont, possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational purposes is legal. Farmers can plant hemp as a cash crop.

Romei says officials have made similar discoveries in Statehouse's flower gardens in previous years.


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