THE SPHINX—OPIATES AND OTHER DRUGS

The Editor:  For our few readers who aren’t familiar with opiates, what are they, LL ?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/15/long-opiate-use-history-america-latest-epidemic

RX Cat:   The ole poppy gives us more drugs than a Mexican Drug Cartel.  Drugs from the poppy have been around since before history, and most members of the Supreme Court.

https://www.deamuseum.org/ccp/opium/history.html

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/03/29/Study-finds-heroin-use-on-the-rise-especially-among-whites/6201490798188/?utm_source=fp&utm_campaign=ls&utm_medium=3

TE:  Where are the plants grown and what is a HECTARE ?

Bong Cat:   A hectare is a metric measurement, equal to 2.47 acres.  Here are the major producers, surprisingly  Mexico is number 3 ( three ).

http://www.worldatlas.com/articles/top-opium-poppy-producing-countries.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opiate

TE:  Do you have any examples of what can happen with natural/synthetic drug abuse BC ?

Any Drug Cat:   Any drug can be abused.  Here are two examples of what can happen–eggs & grapes.

Here is another way to save the grapes.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-vineyards-winged-protectors/

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