Gainesville Police post about ‘lost’ marijuana plants

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) — Police in north Florida are looking for the owners of several potted ‘pot’ plants.

Gainesville Police posted a picture of the 10 marijuana plants on the back of a squad car, with the caption, “Did you lose your potted plants near 45th Ave? We’ve got ’em! Claim in person at GPD headquarters.”

The tongue-in-cheek social media post quickly spread, though it’s unlikely the owners will reclaim their lost property.

Amendment 2 was approved by 71 percent of voters last November, allowing for those who suffer chronic pain related to one of 10 qualifying conditions to receive either low-THC cannabis or full-strength medical marijuana. However, recreational marijuana is still not legal in the state.

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