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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Farmer Busted With 12 Plants, 11 Lbs. Pot; Said It Was Duck Food

By Steve Elliott
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Photo: The Huffington Post
A farmer in France has been given a one-month suspended jail sentence for feeding cannabis to his 150 ducks.

Michel Rouyer was arrested after police found 12 cannabis plants and 11 pounds of marijuana during a search of his home in the village of Gripperie-Saint-Symphorien, reports Metro.co.uk.

"There's no better worming substance for them; a specialist advised me to do it," the farmer said.

His lawyer, Jean Piot, added, "This is for real; not one [duck] has worms and they're all in excellent health."

But authorities thought he was a quack.

"We have never investigated a case like this," police said. Rouyer was given a one-month suspended jail sentence and fined 500 euros (about $700).

The farmer did admit smoking "some of it" by himself. But still, it was mostly for the ducks, he said, reports Lesley Ciarula Taylor at TheStar.com.

Turns out Rouyer's not full of hooey, though, The Star reports.

learning workshop on agricultural research in Mokokchung, India taught the use of marijuana ashes, "soaked and decanted in water," as a deworming agent.

Ganja ashes also help cure fever in pigs, according to the workshop.

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