Man Decked 7-Foot Marijuana Plant For Christmas

Police in Germany were questioning a drug suspect when they noticed his Christmas tree. It was a 7-foot-tall marijuana plant, decorated with lights.The man told officers he had planned to decorate it with ornaments and spread presents underneath it, he said, "according to tradition."

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A young person told me yesterday that a Christmas tree is a Santa compass. But a German man's Christmas tree had an entirely different kind of navigation. Police were questioning a drug suspect when they noticed his Christmas tree. It was a seven-foot-tall marijuana plant, decorated with lights. The man told officers he planned to decorate it with ornaments later and spread presents underneath, according to tradition.

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