In a stroke of genius German guerrilla gardening collective A Few Autonomous Flower Children have covered the town of Gottingen in Cannabis plants after spreading 7 kilos of seeds around the place. This was done in protest of German anti marijuana laws.
Cannabis plants are sprouting up all over a German town after pro-marijuana supporters planted tens of thousands of seeds last month.
Supporters of the group A Few Autonomous Flower Children spread several kilograms of seeds around the university town of Gottingen last month.
They say they are protesting its ‘demonization’ in Germany’s ‘restrictive drug laws’.
Scores of the plants have sprouted all over the town this week to the fury of the local police and council.
A website shows dozens of photos of the cannabis plants blooming in public parks, allotments, gardens and window boxes all over town – with some even growing outside the local police station.
Police have been ripping out the illegal plants on sight but the sheer number of blossoming plants became noticeable in the past week.
A police spokesman said 70 plants had been removed so far – including the ones outside the police station – adding: ‘Everything that looks like cannabis is torn out.’
She confirmed that officers were expecting to see a huge rise in the number of cannabis plants in public areas, adding: ‘Officers have been told to be vigilant and destroy any plants they see.’
A spokesman for A Few Autonomous Flower Children said: ‘We can’t set eyes on this useful and beautiful plant because it’s absolutely forbidden in Germany to grow it.’
She added: ‘This action is a big deal – people (from A Few Autonomous Flower Children) really put effort into it.’
Local Marcus Baum said: ‘The cannabis plants are sprouting up everywhere.
‘They removed the ones from the police station very quickly, but the plants are coming up in parks and gardens everywhere.
‘Some are even growing in window boxes.’
This is a great idea and should be spread far and wide. Wherever the failing war on drugs raises its ugly head there should a gathering of pot head pixies to spread some planty goodness and relax people’s angry minds. For sure I could go on a rant here about all the amazing properties of this ancient and sacred plant but that has been done many a time before. Instead lets just raise a spliff in celebration and congratulate A few Autonomous Flower Children on a job well done.