|The Moscow Times
A lush field of marijuana was discovered on city land near a metro station in Moscow, Russia after apparently being accidentally planted by city authorities themselves, according to drug control officers.
Agents had to “try out the profession of gardening” to remove at least 230 cannabis plants from the area around the Brateyevo Metro Station currently being built in south Moscow, according to the Federal Drug Control Service, reports The Moscow Times.
Local officials had filled the area with soil as part of a development project. By last month, a thick crop of cannabis plants had sprouted.
City authorities are currently replacing the soil. They’ve launched an investigation into the supplier of the soil and how the cannabis seeds came to be there.