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Opium
COMMON & BRAND NAMES
Joy Plant; Pen Yan; Paregoric
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Euphoric Depressant; Analgesic
CHEMICAL NAME
Mixture
DESCRIPTION
Opium is a naturally occurring analgesic harvested as a latex from ripe Papaver somniferum (opium poppy) pods. It has a long history of use by humans as an oral and smoked psychoactive.
BASICS EFFECTS IMAGES HEALTH LAW DOSE CHEMISTRY