Locals Patch Street Potholes with Pot

Marijuana plants now occupy Cottage Street's potholes in Nevada City, CA.
Marijuana plants now occupy Cottage Street’s potholes in Nevada City, CA. Source: Stacy Grant of Nevada City.

Nevada City, CA — Some of the Nevada City residents living on Cottage Street have grown tired of waiting for the city to repair the roadway and recently decided to take matters into their own hands. They did this by planting a series of marijuana plants in the aging street’s numerous pot holes.

The idea was the brainchild of Cottage Street resident and local video engineer Morris Crawford who said it came to him after his bike fell into one of the holes, sending him tumbling to the asphalt.

“This is Nevada City, and it wasn’t enough to complain to the City Council,” said Mr. Crawford in a Gish Gallop telephone interview. “I mean, all they’ve done is come out and paint white circles around the holes. Anyhow, we had to make a Social Media-shareable statement. So I called up a connection I had in Allegheny, and he brought down these four marijuana plants and we stuck them into the holes.”

What started out as a prank, turned into a city-wide movement with other frustrated locals “protest planting” marijuana plants in potholes.

“I think it’s a great idea,” said Toby “Doob” Carnvevale outside of local supermarket SPD. “But I’m not about to give up my plants for the cause.”

Not everyone was happy about this latest round of citizen protests on the typically quiet streets of Nevada City.

“I’m all for experimenting with new ideas,” said a concerned Cottage Street resident Stacy Grant, “but this is not the way to do it. I’d prefer they experiment with someone else’s neighborhood, ya know? Not mine. how long do you think these plants will last? 10 minutes? Anyhow, it’s a clever prank, I just wish it wasn’t on Cottage Street. The City Council needs to come up with real solutions for this. We’re still recovering from the ‘Let Cottage Street go Fallow‘ thing from a few months back.”

At the time of the writing, the plants were still occupying the former potholes and have not been stolen.