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Notts County use seized cannabis lamps to help their pitch grow

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Fans of late-night snacking, unkempt facial hair and Phish live albums in the Nottinghamshire area may have been excited to hear that Notts County are using cannabis lamps to start their own grass-growing operation. Unfortunately, it's a different type of grass.

In lieu of under-soil heating, the League One side will be using cannabis lamps seized and donated by local police to help keep the pitch at Meadow Lane intact during cold weather next winter. The BBC reports:

Notts County FC is using equipment seized by police to make lighting rigs for use on the Meadow Lane pitch.

University students are also involved in a project to design and build the rigs, with wheels for them being donated by a local golf club.

The oldest professional club in the world has faced problems in previous winters as their main stand tends to block sunlight.

The kind of lighting rigs they will be using would normally cost between £10,000 and £15,000 each (between $15,000 and $22,000 in U.S. dollars). As a thank you, the club has made a donation to a local charity supported by Nottinghamshire Police.

Police Superintendent Mark Holland described the situation as "win win" for all involved. Local horticultural enthusiasts whose lamps are being repurposed may not entirely agree with that statement.

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