Wild marijuana growing at my friend’s grandparents?

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Ryan asked:

My friend claims to have been playing football at his grandparents and he went back into their woods (they have 12 acres) and he found something he described to look exactly like a cannabis plant. Is this possible to have this growing wild (he said he saw one plant almost 6 feet tall) and there were atleast 3 or 4 of them. Is this just what people call “dirt weed” because nobody planted it, and can you even smoke it? Or is it a different herb alltogether?


  1. Kryssy says:

    It could just be hemp, which isn’t a drug at all, just a plant. And they look almost identical.

  2. Jacques says:

    That’s why they call it “weed” in the first place. You might be able to smoke it, or you might have mis-identified it and it’s actually something else.

  3. John says:

    Contrary to popular opinion, marijuana is actually a weed and grows wild throughout North America. It is very likely that your friend found some wild pot, but he should do some research first because it could be another plant that might be damaging to smoke. Also, wild cannabis has almost no THC in it so it won’t get you high.

  4. Soilguy says:

    You don’t mention where your friend’s grandparents live. In the midwest it is not unusual at all to have wild marijuana growing somewhere. It is less probable to find it growing wild in other states, and your friend may have stumbled upon someone’s illegal garden.

    I wouldn’t jump to conclusions, though. Many people have mistaken an astounding variety of plants for marijuana, while failing to notice the real thing.