Sir Paul McCartney must hide the cannabis plants to prevent them from being stolen.
The 79-year-old singer grows cannabis on his farm in Peasmarsh, but had to hide it to prevent local teens from helping them.
Government regulations state that cannabis must be grown with crops of rye, peas and wheat, which Sir Paul does, but clearly special measures to conserve cannabis. Is required.
Regarding the Daily Mirror, he said: “We grow crops. We love to grow spelled, rye, peas and more.
“We are really starting to grow hemp. The interesting thing about government regulation is that every child goes in and steals it, so we have to keep it somewhere where people can’t see it. That’s it! “
Technically derived from the same plant as cannabis, hemp contains much less THC and is used in the manufacture of products such as clothing and soap.
And Sir Paul says he has been growing organic agricultural products for 20 years. This concept was first rejected by a local farmer, but is now clearly closer to his thinking.
He said, “It’s organic.
“I became organic over 20 years ago.
“When I first bought the farm, there were fields where the people on my farm said, ‘There are no worms in these fields. There is no life. “
“It’s basically because you just added pesticides and then fertilizers.
“I was like, ‘OK, that’s a challenge, we’ll be organic.’
“I spoke to a really good soil association and gave us some clues, so we went organic.
“A local farmer said, ‘Oh, you’re stupid, what are you doing here? “”
“Of course, they got it recently and they think it’s a good idea.”
Sir Paul had previously smoked cannabis, which was introduced to the drug by Bob Dylan, but gave up a few years ago because he wanted to set an example for his children and grandchildren.