State Legislators in Vermont got an extra special thank you gift last week when 34 marijuana plants were discovered growing in the flower bed outside the State House.

The plants were discovered by tourists visiting the capital, who alerted authorities, who then kind of scratched their heads. More than a week later, they still have no leads and the police department told CNN, “We also have no thoughts on why someone would plant it.”

So the who and the why may still be a mystery, but the amiable Capitol Police Chief Matthew Romei thinks he might know how the marijuana plants grew on the state-owned flower bed.

Citing the well-tended, rich-soiled flower garden outside the historic building, Romei commented,  “You could plant a 2-by-4 piece of lumber in there, and it would grow into a palm tree. So it is totally not surprising that if somebody would put some marijuana seeds in there, they would grow like weeds.”

Oh yeah, and they haven’t actually figured out what kind of marijuana it is either. Not like whether it’s Sour Diesel or Gorilla Glue #4, but basics like: is it weed or is it hemp?

Romei told reporters that they could send the plants to the lab to try to get to the bottom of it, but, you know, fuck it. They’re not conducting a criminal investigation into the matter, so it’s probably not worth it.

However, that doesn’t mean that Romei wouldn’t consider re-opening the case if the right evidence came along. “If anyone wants to claim it and let us know why they planted it, we are happy to listen,” he said.

Natalie