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Cannabis Island Discovered in Black Sea

The Crimean Coast near where the cannabis island was found. Photo From Wikimedia.


Cannabis Island Discovered in Black Sea

Police have discovered a cannabis farm hidden on an artificial island in northeastern Crimea.

Like a fantastical plot for an episode of Scooby Doo, Russian officials have reportedly found a “cannabis island” off the northern coast of the Black Sea.

The Russian police found more than 1,500 cannabis plants being cultivated in three different locations on an artificial island on the Crimea Peninsula. One crop had 500 plants covering about 2,000 square miles of land. Officials also found two more locations the following day where cannabis was being grown and recovered more than 1,000 plants. Yelena Alekseyeva, a spokeswoman for the police, set preliminary estimates for the crop at $3.5 million dollars.

The Republic of Crimea was formerly a part of Ukraine before President Vladimir Putin annexed the territory and claimed it as a part of Russia just last year. Now, it’s considered a disputed territory in what Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called “a robbery on an international scale.”

Although cannabis has not been legalized in Russia, possession has been decriminalized in the country and residents may legally carry up to 20 gram of cannabis and 5 grams of hashish.

The plants have reportedly all been destroyed.

What do you think about cannabis island? Tell us in the comments.



  1. jack

    July 28, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    how does one get 1500 plants to an island and then harvest ” 500 plants covering about 2,000 square miles of land”. something seems fishy here

  2. Howard

    July 19, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Give me a one way ticket.

  3. Tony Stanton

    July 18, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I think that it would have been awesome if officials would have used the cannabis for medicines, anything why would they destroy something that has such enormous positives? It’s ridiculous if crack cured cancer I wud see the concern but it don’t cannabis isn’t just about getting high there are so many benefits it sickens me that the plants were all destroyed. What would happen if a family member of these said officials became ill and one key ingredient of that family member getting well was cannabis how dumb would they feel sorry about caring on but it annoys me

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