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England: Madonna's 16-year-old Son Arrested For Marijuana Possession

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By Derrick Stanley
Hemp News

Madonna's son, Rocco Ritchie, was arrested for marijuana possession in London nearly two months ago, ET just confirmed.

The Metropolitan Police in London released a statement saying that Ritchie, 16, was detained by officers from the Camden police department on September 28th.

Ritchie was dealt with by Camden borough's Youth Offending Team at a North London police station before being released on bail.

Rocco has been in the middle of a long-running custody battle between Madonna, 58, and director father Guy Ritchie, 48. A judge allowed Madonna to dismiss her custody case in New York City and settle out of court in September.

U.K.: Sheep Munch Through $6,300 Worth of Marijuana Dumped In Their Field

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

A flock of sheep in England got an unexpected treat last month when they munched on thousands of dollars worth of marijuana dumped in their field.

The animals were happily stumbling about after eating seven bags of cannabis, with a reputed valued of £4,000 (about $6,300 American), reports Nicola Fifield at The Telegraph.

The flock reportedly found the marijuana stash at the edge of Fanny's Farm in Merstham, Surrey.

"My sheep, being inquisitive, had an interesting feast on it," said farm manager Nellie Budd. "They weren't quite on their backs with legs in the air, but they probably had the munchies.

"They haven't had any other side effects, but I'll tell you about the meat next week," Budd added.

"At first I thought it was someone's hedgerow rubbish," Budd said. "I went down to collect the bags so the sheep weren't eating black plastic.

"When I got there I realized it was a form of herbal cannabis plant," Budd said. "They were very strong in scent."

"I have no idea how they got there," Budd said, reports Harry Readhead at Metro.co.uk. "It’s right next to a road and the footpath is quite open."

U.K.: Protesters Plan To Openly Smoke Marijuana In Public Park

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

Cannabis advocates in the United Kingdom plan to openly smoke marijuana during a protest picnic in Exeter later month.

The Devon Cannabis Club plans its annual Harvest Picnic at Flowerpot Playing Fields in Exeter on Saturday, September 27, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., reports the Exeter Express & Echo.

Last year's protest in Exeter was attended by about 60 activists.

This year's event is being promoted on Facebook, where the page states, "Come and join us for a picnic and to consume herb to lift the blanket of stigma and these ridiculous laws." So far, 92 people have indicated on the Facebook event page that they will be attending.

"Our aim is to raise awareness of the benefits of cannabis and to address the bias and misinformation so often seen in the mainstream media," said Daryl Sullivan, South West regional admin for The United Kingdom Cannabis Social Clubs. "To this end we have, for the past two years, been holding public 'protest picnics' around the country."

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