Check Out This Cannabis-Scented Israeli Flower

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A Bud by Any Other Name: Check Out the Israeli Flower That Smells Like Weed(RPFerreira/iStock)Imagine strolling down a public street when, suddenly, you’re hit with an intense aroma of cannabis. Find an Aromatic Strain NearbyLEARN MOREPlectranthus neochilus is a small, unassuming, perennial purple flower that lightly resembles lavender. Instead, it is the bushes themselves, or—more accurately—a peculiar purple flower that is being purposefully planted in cities across the country. In 2017, a study on Israeli cannabis consumption found that 27% of Israelis between ages 18-65 had partaken in cannabis sometime in the last year. While this has not been backed up by studies, the belief has gained enough incentive for Israeli cities to install the plant beside sidewalks across the country.

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A Bud by Any Other Name: Check Out the Israeli Flower That Smells Like Weed

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Imagine strolling down a public street when, suddenly, you’re hit with an intense aroma of cannabis. You look around, but there is no one in sight. Confused? So are the many cannabis smokers in Israel where this hypothetical scenario is becoming a common reality.

The culprit is not an incognito toker or a skunk hiding in the bushes. Instead, it is the bushes themselves, or—more accurately—a peculiar purple flower that is being purposefully planted in cities across the country.

Love the Scent of Cannabis? Find an Aromatic Strain NearbyLEARN MORE

Plectranthus neochilus is a small, unassuming, perennial purple flower that lightly resembles lavender. Bonus: bees love it. It is one of about 350 species of plectranthus, a warm-climate plant native to the southern hemisphere, and is best recognized by its strong, pungent odor. Some sister species are described as having...

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