Moscow Mistakenly Plants Field Of Marijuana Instead Of Grass

A field of wild cannibus plants was discovered on city land near a Moscow metro station after apparently being accidentally planted by city authorities themselves, drug control authorities said Thursday.

Authorities removed over 230 cannibus plants growing near a city metro station

A field of wild cannibus plants was discovered on city land near a Moscow metro station after apparently being accidentally planted by city authorities themselves, drug control authorities said Thursday.

The Federal Drug Control Service said its agents had to "try out the profession of gardening" to remove at least 230 bushes from the area around the Brateyevo metro station that is currently being built in the south of Moscow, a statement on the agency's site said.

Local authorities had filled the area with soil as part of a development project, but instead of grass, cannibus plants sprouted to fill the area, the statement said.

Local authorities are currently replacing the soil. An investigation is underway to determine the supplier of the soil was and how the cannibus seeds came to be there, the agency said.