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Tazzies

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Tazzies

Or Tasmanian Poppy Seeds, unwashed poppy seeds can be purchased online legally from online sellers. Depending on the methods of harvesting and geographical origin of the plant, unwashed poppy seeds may have higher amounts of Schedule II opium alkaloids such as morphine, codeine, and thebaine on their seed coats when compared to washed poppy seeds.

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What is it? 

Unwashed poppy seeds can be purchased online legally from online sellers. Depending on the methods of harvesting and geographical origin of the plant, unwashed poppy seeds may have higher amounts of Schedule II opium alkaloids such as morphine, codeine, and thebaine on their seed coats when compared to washed poppy seeds.

Street names: Tazzies

How is it used? 

The drug may be brewed into a tea and consumed orally.

How does it affect the body? 

People drink poppy seeds to have a feeling of euphoria. Others use the tea to help relieve chronic pain.

Where do people get it? 

Online sellers like eBay and private websites.

How’s it dangerous? 

Consuming a product that contains opiates, such as poppy seed tea, can potentially cause addiction, withdrawal, and overdose. Research has shown that users of poppy seed tea can consume hundreds of milligrams of morphine a day.

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