Courtyard of historic Argentine synagogue transformed into small weed grow-op

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Shuttered by COVID-19, a historic synagogue in the small village of Medanos in Argentina became the latest disused space to be hit by opportunistic cultivators looking for a pot-planting place that wouldn’t attract attention. Unfortunately — at least for the green-thumbed growers — the local police got wind of the illicit grow and shut it down last week, according to The Times of Israel. There wasn’t that much to the grow-op, consisting of just two plants in the courtyard of the synagogue, which was built between 1913 and 1915 and was once the rural home of about 100 Argentine Jews, The Times of Israel reports. Disused U.K. bar transformed into massive cannabis grow-op What I learned trying to grow cannabis for the first time Man fined $12k for illict backyard cannabis grow in ‘Daddy’s shed’ Even so, the police were called in to clean things up at the heritage site, which has been closed during COVID-19 and is being transformed into a museum. As of Nov. 24, Argentina had reported almost 1.4 million cases of COVID-19. It may not have needed saying, but the mayor of Villarino, the district where the historic property is located, made clear that the synagogue was not responsible for the grow-op. Rather, Carlos Bevillacua noted, people were simply taking advantage of the currently unused empty space. Links between cannabis and Judaism may date back thousands of years. A study published earlier this year in Tel Aviv notes researchers found “the earliest evidence for the use of cannabis in the Ancient Near East.” There was material on the upper surfaces of a monolith in a shrine, dating from 760 BCE to 715 BCE, containing residue from THC, CBD and CBN. Still, growing weed in the courtyard of a place of worship is a different matter, though…

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