An investigation has been launched in the capital city of Kazakhstan after copious amounts of cannabis plants have sprung up flower beds.
Council officials were alerted to the situation after many Astana City locals began complaining about an ‘unusual smell’. And it didn’t take long for authorities to find thousands of weed plants overcrowding flower beds all over the city.
Authorities will now try to work out whether the marijuana plants were deliberately planted or if it was just a ‘simple mistake’. We assume the former.
Speaking about the bizarre situation, a council spokesman said:
An investigation has been launched. If they are marijuana plants as is alleged on social media, we will remove them immediately.
So far we have not yet ascertained who planted them, but the investigation and tests are ongoing.
This isn’t the first time a capital city has had cannabis plants growing in the middle of the city centre.
Last year, plants sprouted from flower beds outside of The Shard and in front of Tower Bridge in London, after activist group Feed The Birds planted them.
The group is currently doing this all around the UK in their plight to “legalise cannabis for all adults who want it, and medicinal cannabis for all who need it.”
It is currently unknown if the plants in Kazakhstan are linked.