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marijuana germany2 263x164 Cannabis Plants Pop up All Over Germany as Form of ProtestBy Christina Sarich, Natural Society,http://naturalsociety.com/cannabis-plants-germany-protest/

In the small, university town of Gottingen, Germany, a handful of autonomously acting ‘Flower  Children’ have decided to rogue-plant cannabis seed in the hundreds of thousands  as an act of defiance against the ‘demonization’ of a plant that has been proven  to treat multiple ailments. To put it in simper terms, citizens are  planting cannabis plants randomly throughout the town to really show  officials what the people want.

The pro-marijuana supporters point to Germany’s restrictive laws, and many  comment on the plants abilities to do more than just get people high. Police  continue to pull the plants up, no matter where they sprout, and often mistake  non-cannabis plants as the work of the activists. They have been told to be  vigilant about removing anything that looks like cannabis.

This form of guerilla gardening is nothing new. Another activist  gardener, Ron Finley, decided to start planting fruit, vegetables, and  herbs in abandoned public spaces like lots, traffic medians, and along curbsides  in LA as a means to improve his own neighborhood and provide food and community  to his fellow people.

Though the pot-planters are meeting resistance with the local police in  Germany, they are successfully demonstrating a form of protest through the  appearance of multitudes of cannabis plants that are popping up all over the  town. This causes discussion among the residents and causes the people of  Gottingen to ask ‘why not pot?” Why  is marijuana illegal?

There are thousands of peer-reviewed medical journals that point to  the efficacy of cannabis as a healing plant, so the activists’ questioning of  the current demonization of the plant are not unfounded. The healing plant has  been shown to help those with osteoporosis,depression,  nausea, headaches, insomnia, and has been shown to treat  untreatable seizures. The marijuana  and cancer connection is especially strong, with countless studies  showing how the plant can beat cancer.

The cannabis plants that appeared at the police station in the German town  were removed immediately, but they are still popping up all over parks, and  gardens elsewhere in the city.

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