Kitchen scale

Lowe’s removes kitchen scale that shows weed-like grass from website

  • A viral Reddit thread of a kitchen scale on Lowe’s website on Wednesday amassed thousands of user comments discussing the resemblance of an unidentifiable herb in product imagery to marijuana.
  • As of Thursday morning, Lowe’s quietly removed the Ozeri-branded scales from its website. Meanwhile, the Balance product page on Amazon now points to a 404 page, while other retailers like Macy’s continue to sell the item.
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Lowe’s is widely known as the go-to destination for home improvement and household needs – including, it seems, scales that could be used to weigh marijuana.

Wednesday, an article on Reddit of a kitchen scale weighing an unidentified herb on Lowe’s website quickly went viral as users stepped in to comment on the photo’s resemblance to marijuana. “Does the weed come with the scale?” One user wrote. “Do you want me to put weed on the scale so that it gets more clicks?” Another joked.

“Something is wrong with their broccoli,” one user remarked. “Something is law with their broccoli, ”replied another.

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The scales on Lowe’s website Wednesday night.


Others have suggested that the mysterious herb could be kale or dried kale crisps, although they seemed skeptical.

“These are just kale chips, but I’m pretty sure whoever edited the images for this product intentionally made it look like marijuana,” one user wrote. “Because I’ve never seen kale chips that had so much brown color on them.”

Anyway, the official name of the device –the Ozeri 420 vegetable garden scale – has a few scratching their heads. Although Ozeri’s website never makes reference to marijuana, it describes the scale as “precision weighing technology for all of your garden herbs and vegetables … to help you meet your diet goals, of health and well-being “.

Ozeri was also not immediately available to respond to Business Insider’s request to identify the weed.


A description of the scale on the Ozeri website.


As of Wednesday evening, the thumbnail images of the scale were still on Lowe’s website, although a direct click on the product took to an error page. As of Thursday morning, the scale had been completely removed from the website. Lowe’s was also not immediately available to respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

Ozeri, which describes itself as “a specialty manufacturer of modern home lifestyle products,” is a popular home appliance supplier to several retailers, including Amazon and Macy’s. On Thursday morning, the links to the product on Amazon redirect to a 404 page, although Macy’s continues to store the article, as well as the curious grass images.

Lowe’s competitor Home Depot also includes the scale on its website, but without the questionable images.