In a somewhat ironic case of role-reversal involving weed, a teenager from Germany decided to call the cops on his own mother. His reasoning? His mom was growing weed in the house.
It’s not every day that you see a case in which a teenager calls the cops on his own mom for growing weed, but welcome to 2017. German police claim the 15-year-old boy called the authorities on Monday night to turn in his mother. He made the call after going online to confirm that the plants she had been growing were, in fact, cannabis plants.
Authorities say there were 19 total plants in the house. The residence is located at St. Leon-Rot, a small town approximately 60 miles south of Frankfurt. Police say some of the plants stood as high as five feet tall.
After the police opened the investigation, the mother became infuriated with her young son. She was so angry, in fact, that the authorities took the boy to a youth home as a safety precaution. According to the cops, the child may have to stay there “for some time.”
It’s unclear what punishment the German woman faces at this time. Although Germany has recently loosened its laws against medicinal cannabis, it still outlaws recreational weed. So naturally, there’s no law allowing her to grow 19 weed plants in her home.
Ironically enough, under Germany’s previous medical marijuana laws, people with a prescription were allowed to grow their own plants. But now, Germany grows all of its own weed to supply its medicinal program.
While Germany allows medicinal cannabis for those in need, the country has a strict set of qualifying conditions. The list of such conditions includes Multiple Sclerosis, chronic pain, serious appetite loss or nausea from chemotherapy, and more.
But patients who qualify for medical marijuana can actually be covered by their healthcare providers. Before the country’s new medical weed laws, only about 1,000 patients were allowed access. That number has since skyrocketed.
Final Hit: Teenager Calls The Cops On His Own Mom For Growing Weed
Since Germany now boasts one of the more progressive laws when it comes to medicinal cannabis, the status of this unnamed German mother remains up in the air.
While it is clearly a federal offense to grow such a large number of cannabis plants, growing such plants has been allowed in the country before. It also remains unknown whether the mother was permitted to use medical marijuana, or if she had been prescribed it in the past.
Either way, it’s certainly an odd story with a questionable mother-son dynamic. One can only imagine what this mother did to enrage her son enough to call the cops on her. Pretty un-chill, if you ask us.