Silt man: I bought what? |

Silt man: I bought what?

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT ” Being a victim of credit card identity theft is bad enough, but sometimes the purchases that are made add insult to injury.

A Silt man who works in Basalt filed a police report Tuesday after he noticed a strange purchase on his statement. His credit card reflected an unauthorized expenditure of $253.46 for cannabis seeds from Seedsman, a company in London, U.K., according to Basalt Police Chief Keith Ikeda.

The man reported the unauthorized transaction to his credit card company and they told him to file a police report. The man sought help from the Basalt police department.

Ikeda said he was uncertain where the seeds were shipped after they were charged to the Silt guy’s account.

Seedsman’s web site boasts that its principal breeder is “Sam the Skunkman.” The web site has links to Big Buddha Seeds and Reeferman Seeds. There are several varieties of Dutch Passion seeds and others that thrive in greenhouses.

The company doesn’t necessarily promote the germination and cultivation of cannabis seeds, which is illegal in many countries.

“By selling cannabis seeds to persons unable to grow cannabis, we are helping to circulate and preserve the pool of cannabis genetics,” the company’s web site said. “The illegality of cannabis has caused a reduction in its gene pool, leading to a higher risk of extinction of major cannabis seed strains.”

So, in its mission to save cannabis genetics, it sells packages that typically contain 10 seeds. And with each purchase, the buyer gets a free pack of Durban Skunk Seeds (while supplies last).

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