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Are you Growing Marijuana in Your Garden?

More and more states are legalizing the sale of marijuana and this makes it a lucrative endeavor to say the least. But the growing of marijuana is a strictly controlled enterprise, with stiff penalties for the illegal entrepreneur. In Las Vegas where I live and garden, it is a daily news worthy event when marijuana grow farms either inside or outside are found, and confiscated.  Yet the high price of marijuana still makes it worthwhile risk for many people.  Now, back to the topic of this blog. I noticed several weeks ago an odd looking green plant growing out of my hanging planter. As it started to grow larger than the planter, I decided to transplant it into its own pot. Once I did it really took off and started to get big. It was still a mystery to me what the plant was.  This week a gardening friend dropped by and I eagerly showed her my “new” plant and ask her if she knew what it was.  After her shock, then laughter she informed me I was growing marijuana.  We laughed and laughed over this ridiculous “found plant” me for my naivet├ęs!  I will show some pictures of this plant, as perhaps it will help someone else identify this “illegal” plant.  Alas, it will go into the compost bin tomorrow.

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My hardy marijuana plant. It is a shame to have to throw it away, as it is so hard to find good sturdy and hardy plants that will survive this intolerable heat.

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