Papaver somniferum

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Papaver somniferum

[‚päp·ə‚ver säm′nif·ə·rəm]
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By 2015, Afghanistan was the source of 90 per cent of the world's opium poppy.
The UNODC estimated that Myanmar's Shan and Kachin states cultivated 41,000 hectares of opium poppy in 2017, a 25 percent drop from the 54,500 hectares reported in its last survey in 2015.
The increase in production is mainly a result of an increase in the area under opium poppy cultivation, while an increase in opium yield per hectare also contributed.
Of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, opium poppy is now grown in 24 provinces, with the greatest concentration in the Southern region.
Astudillo Flores, who took office in October 2015, said the cartels, and not the communities, have control over the means of production, dictating the amounts of opium poppy to be planted but giving very little in return to the communities where the plantations are located.
Marjorie Scholefield ANO I haven't but it's a form of opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, and they come in all sorts of colours and forms.
Here, locals are involved in large- scale opium poppy cultivation -- an illegal trade that dominates the rural economy of notorious Kaliachak- III block, which last week saw rioting and rampage.
The latest Afghanistan Opium Survey indicates a surprising decline in opium poppy cultivation this year.
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has hit an all-time high despite years of counter-narcotics efforts that have cost the US $7.
The opium poppy is a crop in itself in some parts of the world.
Morphine is a drug isolated from the opium poppy and can be transformed into heroin using a simple chemical reaction.
These remnants include bits of the opium poppy in the teeth of a male adult in a Neolithic site in Spain, charred Cannabis seeds in bowls found in Romania, traces of barley beer on several ceramic vessels recovered in Iberia, and abstract designs in the Italian Alps that depict the ritual use of hallucinogenic mushrooms.