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Prison-yard pot plagues Japanese lockup
« on: August 28, 2007, 06:32:07 PM »

Prison-yard pot plagues Japanese lockup
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TOKYO - A Japanese prison is scrambling to eradicate marijuana plants that keep sprouting up on its exercise ground, officials said Tuesday.

The marijuana plants started sprouting at Abashiri Prison on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido about a year ago, said prison official Takeshi Okamura. He said officials plucked out as many as 300 marijuana plants and treated the ground last year, but several more sprouted again this year.

Prisoners reported them to the guards.
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Local botanical experts concluded the marijuana seeds were inadvertently brought in with the soil used for the exercise ground, Okamura said.

"It's a headache," Okamura said. "This isn't a farm."
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Re: Prison-yard pot plagues Japanese lockup
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007, 07:01:32 PM »

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Local botanical experts concluded the marijuana seeds were inadvertently brought in with the soil used for the exercise ground, Okamura said.
Inadvertent my ass. Wonder if they ever heard of Round-Up.
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Re: Prison-yard pot plagues Japanese lockup
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007, 07:12:08 AM »

Why does mother earth undermine the penal system?
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2007, 07:13:53 AM »

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Re: Prison-yard pot plagues Japanese lockup
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2007, 07:15:46 AM »

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Local botanical experts concluded the marijuana seeds were inadvertently brought in with the soil used for the exercise ground, Okamura said.
Inadvertent my ass. Wonder if they ever heard of Round-Up.

I'd guess that Japan allows the growing of hemp for the fiber, which is used in rope and all sorts of other things, so it's not completely out of the question....
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2007, 08:42:40 AM »

another victory for woody harrelson.
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Re: Prison-yard pot plagues Japanese lockup
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2007, 09:29:32 AM »

Cruel and unusual punishment?
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