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.


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