March 29, 2012 in History
The seeds which form the basis for many opiate derived drugs is more widely spread than initially thought. Poppy seeds, the specific kind used for heroin, opium, and other drugs, are in numerous gardens all over the United States. The specific genus is the scarlet poppy, its Latin name Papaver somniferum.
These are indeed the same kind of seeds sometimes found on bagels, which is why employers who use drug tests request that employees not eat any bagels with poppy seeds. … Read the rest