Another plant that looks like marijuana


Here’s another plant that looks like marijuana:

Someone call the DEA – that neighbor is growing marijuana!

I got this plant from some friends with a nursery just north of me.

They called it “false arrest” plant.

It’s not at all related to marijuana, of course. It’s actually a hibiscus, as you can tell when it decides to bloom:

Holy moly! A marijuana plant with a big pink bloom!

It’s crazy how many people just have to make remarks when you see a plant that looks like weed. It’s been burned into us to be scared of marijuana and scared of the government.

Though I admit, if a drone ever started circling over my house and looking at this pot lookalike, I’d be grabbing my plant ID books to show the officers when they showed up.

Interestingly, last year’s post on plants that look like marijuana is one of my most hit-on articles. Crazy.

Like I’ve said before, I’ve never grown pot or even tried it; yet just by being a plant geek with a large collection of interesting plants – some of which look like cannabis – I’m already a bit suspect.

Oh well – it’s a crazy world we live in. For now I’ll just enjoy my incriminating hibiscus.

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  • I live in west central Florida. I was at a mall and saw a small tree with leaves that look like delicate marijuana leaves. I’ve been trying to find this tree and am having trouble doing so. It was a small tree growing inside with a little circle of natural light from above. It was the prettiest tree and I would like to try my hand at it. I just don’t know what it was. Perhaps a large hibiscus trimmed to look like a tree? Any guesses?

  • October Rose Hibiscus

  • SARVER, Pa. (AP) — A couple who say they were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana are suing the police and an insurance company.

    Edward and Audrey Cramer say in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that a Nationwide Insurance Co. agent investigating a fallen tree at their Buffalo Township home sent photos of their flowering plant to police. The lawsuit alleges that Buffalo Township police officers with assault rifles went to their home on Oct. 7 to investigate.

    Audrey Cramer, 66, said she was partially dressed when she went to the door and police would not let her put on pants before she was handcuffed.

    “I was not treated as though I was a human being,” she said. “I was just something they were going to push aside.”

    Edward Cramer, 69, said he returned home a half-hour later to find his wife in the back of a police cruiser and officers pointing guns at him. He also was placed in the cruiser despite trying to convince the officers the plants were hibiscus, not marijuana.

    “They actually ignored me,” he said. “They wouldn’t even listen. I said, ‘I can show you pictures on the internet.'”

    The Cramers eventually were released without charges. They are seeking monetary and compensatory damages and court costs.

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