About 20 years ago the FBI went to visit my 70 some year old aunt who lived in a very rural area where she had a beautiful
Poppy garden planted near the hi way. She told the agents she had that garden over 20 years and enjoyed the Poppy garden because of the beautiful colors. They made her get rid it anyway.
Btw, from the article:
That last part is bull**** of course. Want to bet those other "pain patients" she knows aren't prescribed?Because she is permanently disabled and on Medicare, she found salvation through a mail order company which now delivers her prescription to her home. She knows other pain patients who aren’t on disability and can’t access the same solution.
The woman at the heart of the article ASKED to be put on morphine because the oxy black market was getting ugly, what sense does that make?
Druggies already brew meth in basement "labs", so making morphine in a similar way isn't going to change much of anything. If people want to kill themselves with drugs, there isn't a lot the government can do to stop it.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Now, all of that is assuming the yeast actually can produce morphine.