Poppy seed and Poppy plant

C. Richter richter at gpu.utcs.utoronto.ca
Sat Sep 12 15:39:41 EST 1992

In article <1992Sep11.192010.31367 at watson.ibm.com> yozzo at watson.ibm.com (Ralph Yozzo) writes:
>A friend of mine tells me that the poppy seed that
>we find on some bread is the same as the seed for the
>poppy plant that they make marijuana from. 
>Can anyone confirm or deny this?
The idea is right, but you have the wrong narcotic.  The poppy seeds on 
baked goods are often but certainly not always from the opium poppy, 
_Papaver somniferum_. 

Conrad Richter                     richter at gpu.utcs.utoronto.ca
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