Very little of this makes sense. Tobacco causes millions of deaths over the decades is legal, but smoking grass, which is benign, instead is not. The fact is the corporate state doesn’t like grass because it’s bad for business.
I didn’t know poppies were legal to grow. Thanks for the info. Perhaps it is because fabricating heavy drugs is a complex process, beyond the means of the average joe.
Here’s a fun metaphor I just heard. Governments treat their citizens like chicken farmers treat their flocks. Poor chickens can’t complain, “Hey, this is unreasonable.”
There is only a certain short time that you can cut poppy seed pods so that the opium laced latex can ooze out, dry a bit, and be collected. To get an oz of opium, you a lot of poppies. Here in Canada, if the cops don't like you, If you try to fill you backyard with growing poppies or if they have reason to suspect that you are harvesting the opium from the poppies, they will bust you.
Actually, Papaver somniferum comes in many different colours and with differing amounts of opium. I once knew an older couple, who lived in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, who grew the variety Laciniatum (also called Papaver laciniatum), which looked like large pink Carnations. The wife told me that they were opium poppies, and that she would make tea from them for her husband, to help control his chronic pain problems and his Alzheimer's (his health problems being the result of many beatings by cop while on strike lines). I tried some and, while not quite like a shot of morphine, it was very trippe.
I remain convinced that the most lethal thing about tobbacco is the way different stregnths of cigarette are sold as though it is a product of some homoginaity when nothing is further from the truth. The smokers who roll their own out of a common pouch at least have that going for them!