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Published:July 27th, 2010 12:07 EST

If You Found Stash Of Pot In A Painting Would You Turn It Over To The Cops?

By Robert Paul Reyes


"A Cherokee County man found a hidden treasure in a painting he bought at an auction: four pounds of marijuana. Gordon Clement, 80, discovered the pot stashed inside of the painting, which he bought at a post office auction about five years ago. He found the drugs last weekend when he tried to sell the artwork at another auction.

weedClement planned to ask $25 for the piece. Police said the marijuana was worth about $4,800." UPI

The old coot freaked out, and turned over the painting to the authorities.

If I bought a cheap painting, and discovered that it contained four pounds of marijuana, I`d call my fellow "art lovers" and we`d party like it`s 1999 all over again.

Art and weed go together like a hand in a glove. If you buy a $25 painting at a garage sale, you won`t truly appreciate what a great work of art it is until you smoke a couple of joints:

Wow, dude, this painter dude is really a master of shading and texture! It really looks like the birds in the painting are flying, dude they really are flying. This artist is a freakin` Picasso!

The UPI writer must be as backwards as the old man, marijuana is not a drug, it`s a magical herb enjoyed by art lovers, and just about everybody else.

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