Wallabies eating opium: How the U.S. opiod crisis affects Australia

Australian poppy farms

Stars Insider

04/06/18 | StarsInsider

HEALTH poppy farms

Bennett wallabies in Tasmania have been known to sneak into poppy fields and eat the heads of poppies, getting a little high.

But since the opioid crisis, the volume of legal opioid-based medicine prescriptions in the U.S. has dropped by 28% since 2012 according to Bloomberg. This leaves Australia's poppy farms, which have been producing half of the world's legal narcotics, in a bit of a pickle.

Find out more about the future of these farms and what's to become of the legal narcotics industry globally.

COMMENTS

Campo obrigatório

Don’t miss out...


on the latest TV shows, movies, music, and exclusive content from the entertainment industry!

I accept terms & conditions and privacy policy.
I want to receive Exclusive Offers from partners (advertising)

You can easily unsubscribe at any time
Thank you for subscribing
Don’t miss out