Narcotic Plants

Narcotic Plants

 

plants containing substances that cause unusual excitation and subsequent depression of the central nervous system. Many narcotic plants contain substances that have medicinal properties and are used primarily as pain relievers. Alkaloids are the principal active constituents of narcotic plants. Many of these plants are highly toxic, and the drugs obtained from them cause narcomania when frequently used. Most narcotic plants are of the higher plant orders, the only exception being certain fungi.

The majority of species of narcotic plants are found in the tropics of South America, in North America, and in Central Asia. The narcotic plants include the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), Indian hemp (Cannabis indica), the coca plant (Erythroxylon coca), jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), Datura innoxia, Physochlaina physaloides, and some other medicinal and toxic plants.

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Female narcotic plants have as much as 20 times the concentration of THC as corresponding males (Clarke & Merlin, 2013).
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Law 52 provides for one to five years imprisonment and a fine of up to 3,000 dinars ($1,900) for those caught "consuming or possessing for personal consumption narcotic plants and substances, in cases not authorised by law.
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The forensic laboratory is divided into six different technical sections; the first one is the chemical section which is used to identify all types of drugs, narcotic plants, poisons, gas, liquids and any other related substances.
2 for 1993 on drugs which lay the bases and procedures for dealing with these crimes, with stern penalties for anyone who grows narcotic plants, manufactures drugs or deals in them illicitly.
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Most domestic drug abuse continues to be focused, however, on drugs made from regionally grown narcotic plants (hemp and poppy), which account for more than 90 percent of the total drug market in Ukraine.