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Wisconsin state Capitol garden removes apparent marijuana plants in tulip garden

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Wisconsin state Capitol garden removes apparent marijuana plants in tulip garden



Someone’s plans to harvest dozens of apparent marijuana plants grown on the Wisconsin state Capitol grounds have gone up in smoke.

The plants sprouted in a tulip garden outside the Capitol, WMTV-TV reported Thursday.

Tatyana Warrick, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration, told The Associated Press in an email Friday that workers had removed the plants, but that her agency couldn’t determine if they were marijuana or hemp.

Both are forms of cannabis, but only marijuana has the compound that gets people high.

The plants sprouted in a tulip garden outside the Capitol. AP

Warrick didn’t respond to questions about how the plants might have made it into the garden.

University of Wisconsin-Madison botanist Shelby Ellison, who examined the plants for WMTV before they were removed, told the station that they were cannabis plants.

But she told The Associated Press on Friday that she couldn’t say for certain whether they were marijuana or hemp.

The state Department of Administration couldn’t determine if the plants were marijuana or hemp. AP
Assembly Republicans introduced a bill last session that would have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, but they couldn’t muster support among their state Senate counterparts and the measure never got a hearing. AP

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