A Capitol Offense? Cannabis Found in Statehouse Flower Beds

Officials don't intend to test the plants to see if they are marijuana or hemp.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont police say they found dozens of cannabis plants in the flower beds in front of the Statehouse. Police say they found a total of 34 plants this week among the cultivated flowers that line the walkway in front of the building in Montpelier. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Romei says he doesn’t know whether the immature plants were marijuana or hemp. He says officials don’t intend to test the plants to…

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