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Opium. By: Tracy Williams. What is Opium. Papaver Somniferum Poppy Seed Chemical Compound Sugars, proteins, fats, water, meconic acid, plant wax, latex, gums, ammonia, sulphuric and lactic acid, numerious alkaloids. Morphine Codeine . Poppy Seed to Opium. Ripening Poppy Seed

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Opium

By: Tracy Williams


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What is Opium

  • Papaver Somniferum

  • Poppy Seed

  • Chemical Compound

    • Sugars, proteins, fats, water, meconic acid, plant wax, latex, gums, ammonia, sulphuric and lactic acid, numerious alkaloids.

      • Morphine

      • Codeine


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Poppy Seed to Opium

  • Ripening Poppy Seed

  • White, milky latex inside

  • Dried brown resin

  • Raw Opium


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How to take Opium

  • Morphine, Codeine, Heronie(morphine + acetic acid)

  • Pill form

  • Drink - Tincture of Opium

    • Opium + Ethyl Alcohol

  • Smoked

    • Placed in pipe

    • Heated

    • Inhale vaporized morphine

      • Opium Video


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Uses of Opium

  • Narcotic

  • Painkiller

  • Treat Diarrhea

  • “Feel Good” Drug

  • Doesn’t impair sensory perception, the intellect, or motor co-ordination.


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Possible Side-effects

  • Lightheadedness

  • Dizziness

  • Drowsiness

  • Nausea/vomitting

  • Blurred vision/decreased ability to see in dark

  • Tremor

  • Mood/mental changes

  • Rapid heart rate

  • Addiction


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History

  • 4,000 BC

  • Greek Physicians

    • Sacred Anchor of Life, Milk of Paradise, the Hand of God, Destroyer of Pain

    • Chronic headaches, coughs, urinary complaints, jaundice, and many more.

  • 1st anti-depressant

    • Poppy Tea served in Middle East

  • “Ritalin”


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History (cont.)

  • 1757 British East India Company Monopoly

    • Opium Wars

  • “Opium Dens”

  • Restrictions on Opium

    • 1875 CA Ordinance banned smoking in Opium Dens

    • The Opium Exclusion Act of 1909

    • Harrison Narcotics Tax Act or 1914

    • Many regulations today

      • Pharmaceutical use strictly controlled

      • Non-pharmaceutical uses prohibited


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Street Names

  • Ah-pen-yen

  • Aunti

  • Aunti Emmaa

  • Big O

  • Chinese Molasses

  • Chines tobacco

  • Dopium

  • Dover’s deck

  • Dover’s powder

  • Dream gun

  • Dream stick

  • Dreams

  • Easing powder

  • Fi-do-nie

  • Gee

  • God’s medicine

  • Gondola

  • Goric


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Great tobacco

Guma

Hops/hop

Joy Plant

Midnight oil

Mira

O

O.P

Pen yan

Pin gon

Pin yen

Pox

Skee

Toxy

Toys

When-shee

Ze

Zero

Street Names (cont)


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References

Drug Facts, Office of National Drug Control Policy. 6 April 2005. Street Terms:

Drugs and Drug Trade. March 13, 2007. <www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/streetterms>.

Pharmancy Health. 2003. Opium Drug Information. 13 March 2007.

<www.pharmacyhealth.net/d/opium-424.htm>.

Schaffer Libarary of Drug Policy. Effects of opium, morphine, and heroin on

addicts. 13 March 2007. <www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/herion/opiates.htm>.

Wikeipedia.com. 12 March 2007. Opium. 13 March 2007.

<www.wikipedia.com>.

The Plant of Joy. 13 March 2007. <www.opiates.net>.


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