Aussie Opium Production to Increase

Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) - geograph.or...

Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) – – 858005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Traditional method of harvesting opium by hand...

Traditional method of harvesting opium by hand, still in use today (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tassie poppies – helping the world

GSK supplies 25% of the world’s medicinal opiate needs from poppies grown by farmers in Tasmania.

Through significant developments and the application of innovative research and development, GSK continues to contract with and assist Tasmanian farmers to grow poppy crop, directly contributing to the word’s medicinal opiate needs. The opiates are extracted from the poppies at our factory in Port Fairy, Victoria and are used in a range of pharmacy and prescription medicines worldwide.

We are continually researching how to develop new varieties of poppy and improve growing techniques that will increase the poppy and alkaloid yields, and make the crop safer.
World demand pushes huge increase in Tasmanian poppy production


The world demand for poppies is set to increase Tasmania’s poppy production by up to 50 per cent in the next 12 months.

President of Tasmanian Poppy Growers Glynn Williams is in Vienna for the Commission for Narcotic Drugs annual conference and says farmers in Tasmania have been given a challenge to meet the expected demand.

He says production figures released at the conference confirm Tasmania could increase poppy production in the next year to 30 thousand hectares.

Glynn Williams says Tasmanian farmers must meet the demand or farmers in other Australian states could take up the challenge.

So our Hypocritical Government can increase Opium production for peoples medical requirements but use taxpayers monies to eradicate Hemp,…   and  the say this makes sense?  whats the definition of schitsophrenia again ????

hemp emperor no clothes


hemp uses

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3 Responses to Aussie Opium Production to Increase

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