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Opium for the Masses: Harvesting Nature's Best Pain Medication Paperback – October 1, 2009
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If you are looking for definitive information or guidance on the poppy plant and it’s uses you will do better to look elsewhere. If you are looking for a cogent, in depth history of opium cultivation and production you won’t find it here. Rather this book will give you insight into a bygone era of the opiate and counter cultural scene, as well as some interesting factoids and assays you won’t find elsewhere.
However if you enjoy a bit of anecdotal reading as well as informative then I highly suggest this book. Jim Hogshire has a style of writing that resonates with me I’ve read this and Pills-a-go-go and enjoyed both. I would say also don’t rush out and try to buy poppy or produce poppy after reading this (depending on your location) it is illegal in the United States to grow or produce poppy for its opium effects. But this will give you the allbeit dangerous knowledge of how
If you want a light read on the subject, check this book out, just don't expect anything too detailed.
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