Marijuana plants found growing at state capitol

Maybe it was just a practical joke, or maybe someone was trying to make a statement about getting Wisconsin to legalize marijuana, but someone planted dozens of marijuana plants in the flower gardens surrounding the state capitol in Madison.

The plants were removed by groundskeepers on Friday.

Due to the amount of plants, a University of Wisconsin-Madison botanist stated they were likely planted intentionally.

Marijuana remains illegal in all forms in Wisconsin. Assembly Republicans introduced a bill last session that would have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, but they couldn’t get the support in the state Senate, and the measure never got a hearing.

Marijuana is legal to some extent in all of Wisconsin’s surrounding states.