A German man is facing drug possession charges after local law enforcement discovered in his home a six-foot tall marijuana plant that had been bedecked with Christmas lights.
As quoted in a story released by the AFP, the officers involved explained in a statement, “The marijuana plant had been put in a Christmas tree stand and decorated with a string of lights. When asked, the hashish fan told the perplexed officers that he had intended to add more decorations to the ‘tree’ and place the presents under it, according to tradition.” Before the tree was found, the police had already discovered 150 grams of marijuana in the man’s Koblenz home.
That was on December 8th. A few days later, a 21-year-old man in Munich was also arrested for combining the Christmas season with Cannabis when he was caught with an Advent calendar that used marijuana instead of chocolate behind each door. He claimed that the calendar was a gift, and was ultimately released, but now faces charges of drug possession.
Maybe that Dutch ban on foreigners buying pot will have negative repercussions after all.