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Cannabis Plants Spotted Growing On South Bank

Thursday 19th June 2014

Cannabis plants have been found growing by the Tower of London and on the South Bank.

Cannabis London south bank

Campaign group Feed The Birds have been scattering hemp seeds across the capital to in a bid to persuade the government to change cannabis laws for medicinal use.

Police confirmed the group were not doing anything illegal, as long as they are not cultivating the plants. 

Spokesman Finn Hemmingway said:"The oldest are three months old and were planted eight to 10 weeks ago.

"I think a fair amount of them have gone unnoticed, in the coming months they will become more obvious.

"The war on drugs is a catastrophic failure, and I think that cannabis growing openly on the streets of London emphasises how ludicrous our drug laws are. Putting a human in a prison cell for using a plant is the crime."