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China has a fraught history with opium, dating to when foreign traders imported it in the mid-1800s.
Poultices of opium and honey, botox, anti-convulsant drugs, antidepressants, beta blockers — drugs whose efficacy was not intended but stumbled upon.
While opium and heroin production in the Mekong is on the decline, some countries have already performed more seizures of methamphetamine than all of 2017 combined, the UNODC said.
The most notorious of these accords was forced on China in 1842 by Britain after a war over British opium sales.
The Taliban, funded in large measure by the opium trade, now controls wide swaths of Afghanistan.
Zhou Xing Ci’s family have farmed poppies for as long as anyone remembers, scraping the flowers' sticky brown sap to produce opium.
This is Saelee's second conviction related to opium.
Most probably don't have a Chinese carved wood opium bed in the living room either.
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Definition of opium for English Language Learners
: a powerful illegal drug that is made from a type of poppy
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