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Budding marijuana plants found in Swift Current planters

07/17/2015 03:15 EDT | Updated 07/17/2016 05:59 EDT
Summer is a good time to grow and show off those carefully-tended-to plants and flowers. 

Swift Current RCMP found a different and unusual kind vegetation in one of the city's planters. Officers were called to the 200 and 300 block of Central Avenue North on Monday. They found several marijuana plants growing amongst other flowers, turning the plant holders into pot holders. 

"Somebody ... dropped some seeds; that would be the most logical reason," said Swift Current RCMP Staff Sergeant Gary Hodges.

"We have no idea of who was responsible for it."

It is not known how long the marijuana plants have been growing before being detected. They have since been removed and thrown out.

Hodges also said it was a male species of weed that was discovered, which has a lower THC level than what would be found in medicinal marijuana. 

Mayor Jerrod Schafer said he often hears compliments about the city's public planters but has never seen these unlicensed herbs growing there. 

"When you see all the planters that we've got, you may just not take notice of what was in there," Schafer said. 

"I'm glad the RCMP responded the way they did."

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