From Poppy To Heroin ~ Step 1: Planting Opium Poppy | Wide Angle | PBS - Mature poppy
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Poppy straw is derived from opium poppies (Papaver somniferum) that are harvested when fully mature and dried by mechanical means, minus the ripe poppy. These potent alkaloids are obtained from the milky latex sap of the mature seed capsule of the opium poppy. The raw opium sap drips from fresh cuts into the.