August 24, 2006
Arizona seniors find nurtured “weed” is pot
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona seniors had no idea what the
flourishing plant they nurtured in their driveway was until a
passing deputy told them it was marijuana.
A Yavapai County sheriff's department said a deputy spotted
the blooming 5-foot-tall marijuana plant growing in the
driveway of a retirement community near Prescott, two hours
drive north of Phoenix midweek.
they decided to nurture it," department spokeswoman Susan
Quayle told Reuters by telephone.
The officer yanked out the plant, which Quayle said was
either "self-seeded or could have been dropped by a grandchild
visiting the community."
"No citations were issued. The officer just educated them,"