Drug Abuse: Narcotics Trafficking and Opium Poppy Harvests (1969)


 

Drug Abuse: Narcotics Trafficking and Opium Poppy Harvests (1969) – thefilmarchive.org DVD: www.amazon.com The illegal drug trade is a global black market, dedicated to cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of those substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws. Most jurisdictions prohibit trade, except under license, of many types of drugs by drug prohibition laws. A UN report said the global drug trade generated an estimated US1.6 billion in 2003. With a world GDP of US trillion in the same year, the illegal drug trade may be estimated as slightly less than 1% (0.893%) of total global commerce. Consumption of illegal drugs is widespread globally. Opium (poppy tears, lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). Opium contains up to 12% morphine, an alkaloid, which is frequently processed chemically to produce heroin for the illegal drug trade. The latex also includes codeine and non-narcotic alkaloids such as papaverine, thebaine and noscapine. The traditional method of obtaining the latex is to scratch (“score”) the immature seed pods (fruits) by hand; the latex leaks out and dries to a sticky yellowish residue that is later scraped off the fruit. The modern method is to harvest and process mature plants by machine. “Meconium” historically referred to related, weaker preparations made from other parts of the poppy or different species of poppies. The production of opium itself has not changed since ancient times. Through selective breeding of the Papaver somniferum

 

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16 Responses to Drug Abuse: Narcotics Trafficking and Opium Poppy Harvests (1969)

  • anuangelseyes says:

    Its the SYSTEM not the drug-opiates by themselves will NOT? damage bodily organs.

  • Inediblehulk says:

    19:14 “We are all potential drug users.” Note the? name on the street sign.

  • 3927dan says:

    i dont understand why they harvest papaver orientale in? the video because that doesnt contain important alkaloids.

  • carsrule78 says:

    u no what?fuck this government,we r supposed to be free people,we need a revolution,i bet half of those assholes take painkillers and all sorts of stuff,why? not,they make a person feel great haha

  • DrakeDorosh says:

    Good chance to learn a little Dutch. I really like their 60s attitude about reforming addicts instead of jailing them. Had ibogaine been discovered in 1969 I am confident many lives could have been saved. Too bad the punitive attitude prevailed. Now ibogaine? is illegal because of its psychotropic properties. It doesn’t have a patentable chemistry and despite great promise as an addiction breaking treatment it is unlikely government or industry will pioneer any effort.

  • tdzheng says:

    funny that in history, drug addiction brought down an old empire that continued for 2 millennia.
    opium brought a crushing blow to china economically and militarily,? lol think of those soldiers fighting the brits while being high xD

  • 534terrorist says:

    the bulgarian subs suck… If you can’t translate something? just don’t try to…

  • MsKittE says:

    Hehe the customs guy in? the drug vault looks totally stoned

  • CuteCatFaith says:

    The original French Connection was set up by the US govt to keep out French Communists who were for workers’ rights in 1930. I was looking for info on? the great book YOU CAN’T WIN and found this. Opium is sold legally in France, pure powder. Thanks for this. Very interesting.

  • paulcampamasantclime says:

    my inglis? is perfect

  • tt247jer says:

    from? 2:43 it’s Thailand not China hehe… just a quick note

  • TheGentileMen says:

    @ZeroSixtyFive, They still are!…..the so called “war on drugs”..lol.?

  • MethaneMcGuiness says:

    so? is the USA.

  • ZeroSixtyFive says:

    … and in the late 80’s, early 90’s the CIA was? the main drug trafficing importer to the America.

  • IceManLikeGervin says:

    Very interesting.?

  • firefox8192 says:

    CIA ,FBI ,IRS, NASA,? all british corperations.unconstitutional

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