Originally Posted by armedoldhippy
I have read that MOST poppies produce opium, not all. I have read recently that you can legally grow them here in the states, but if you slice the pods to produce the tar, you have crossed a legal line in the sand. will just having them in your garden bring the law down on you? info appreciated...
i read up that its a very confused grey zone in which the boarder of legality is crossed
when it shows clear signs of production in means of latex
if you grow them as a decorative or even to harvest some seeds, nobody will blame you.
in Germany its very tight about it, even big farmers which grow it commercially
had difficulties cultivating the somniferum, only one or 2 specially bred kinds
with low alkaloids where allowed to be grown, i dont know how accurate that is now
but in Austria it is actually allowed to grow them, but its still a drug so if you abuse it
you get intro trouble just the same.