We'll just take these and leave an "IOU."
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While state after state adopts looser laws regarding marijuana here in America, one squad of British police appear to operate according to a simple overriding law when seizing massive amounts of cannabis. Be polite.

If someone broke into your home and stole all your illegal pot plants while you were out, you'd at least expect a note, right? That's apparently how Manchester police felt on Friday when they broke down a door to find an empty apartment, save 72 cannabis plants. 

How considerate. But of course they had to leave a note. Otherwise the owner might be worried that his poor plants had been abducted by bad people, leading him on a Taken-like vengeance tour to get his weed home safe and sound while making the abductors pay.

Nope, the plants were gathered up by friendly police officers who would appreciate it if the owner would come on down to the station for a nice, friendly arrest. Hopefully they followed up with a Facebook invite.

This is almost as nice as the note left for a guy who was so drunk he had to be escorted home by cops.

(by Bob Powers)

Sources: GMP Salford West on Twitter | H/T BuzzFeed