Police arrested French farmer, Michel Rouyer after they discovered 12 cannabis plants and about 5kg of the drug during a visit to his home following a theft.
The farmer’s excuse for having the drug on his farm was that there was no better worming substance for ducks. He said his flock was in excellent health. He was given a one month suspended jail sentence and fined 500 Euros for administering the drug to the birds.
Surprisingly, Mr Rouyer, who lives in the village of Gripperie-Saint-Symphorien on France's Atlantic coast, also admitted to smoking some of the marijuana.
I wonder, would he have been fined if he just told the police he was growing cannabis for his own consumption and left the ducks out of it.