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UK: Illegal cannabis plants have been growing for months next to iconic London landmarks including Big Ben, Tower Bridge and the Shard
Mia De Graaf
Wednesday 18 Jun 2014
Claim crops show marijuana flourishes in Britain so should be legal
Demonstrators urge Government legalise Class B drug like Uruguay
Cannabis plants have been growing for months next to iconic London landmarks.
A group known as Feed The Birds has planted seeds around Westminster, Big Ben and along the South Bank in a guerrilla protest against 'ludicrous' drug laws.
The move, they claim, demonstrates that marijuana naturally flourishes in Britain and should, therefore, be legal.
It is also a bid to raise awareness about medicinal uses of the drug - while growing crops for users so they do not have to rely on black market dealers.
Releasing images of the illegal plants next to Tower Bridge, the Shard and a busy London high street, the campaigners have urged the Government to follow Uruguay and a number of American states in legalising the Class B drug.
Finn Hemingway, a farmer and representative of the group, explained their actions.
'We have two primary objectives,' said Finn, who is in his 20s.
'We want to raise awareness for medicinal users who need cannabis to improve their quality of life.
'We also want to supply medicinal and recreational users with seeds so they are no longer dependent on the black market dealers.'
The stunt echoes a protest in the town of Gottingen, Germany, where thousands of cannabis plants sprouted up last year due a similar protest movement.
Finn said: 'The war on drugs is a catastrophic failure, and I think that cannabis growing openly on the streets of London emphasises how ludicrous our drugs laws are.
'Putting a human in a prison cell for using a plant is the crime.'
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