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By Larry Rettig on July 5, 2010

As a gardener and avid reader of articles and books related to gardening and horticulture, I’ve more than once stumbled upon a curious assertion that the Bread Seed Poppy, Papaver somniferum, is actually the Opium Poppy and therefore illegal to grow. I didn’t give the claim much credence, because the seed is sold openly by such venerable establishments as Thompson and Morgan, Burpee, Park Seed, Cooks Garden Seeds, and many others.

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KAMasud
Jul 25, 2013 9:06 AM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
Smiling I tip my hat to you. Makes a beautiful sweet dish and no need to worry, might elevate your mood but is not narcotic well maybe mildly but that only science can tell. There are quite a few mood elevating or changing spices but I never considered their chemical content until now. Now I am totally confused after stumbling over this site.
herbs.mxf.yuku.com/forums/934634/General-Essential-Oil-Discussions/General-Essential-Oil-Discussions?page=2
Shrug! Don't ask me the logic and please do not ask me if they are professional doctors, addicts or pharmacists. From their discussion at least, they are not laymen.
Can you believe it, we are the spice eaters. Live and learn.
Regards,
Arif.
ImageMaryE
Dec 7, 2016 10:54 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
This is an old article but none the less interesting.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
More ramblings at http://thegatheringplacehome.myfastforum.org/forum54.php

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