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Scientists have developed a technique to make morphine and potentially other drugs, including antibiotics and anti-cancer meds, without using opium from poppies
The scientists, however, warn that this discovery may have ‘a dark side’ as it could facilitate production of homemade drugs
a timeline of a couple of years, not a decade or more,” when homemade brewing of sugar into morphine without opium poppies becomes a reality
once the knowledge of how to create an opiate-producing strain is out there, anyone trained in basic molecular biology could theoretically build it
I would think this will be a bigger threat to the dark operations of the industry that is already in place .Like MJ ease to produce at home it really is not that big of a problem as far as society goes .
Well well... this is interesting. If this is true, it's only a matter of time until the knowledge gets out. When that happens, we'll have a flood of opiate-producing DIYers who are using nothing more than a beer-making kit in the safety and comfort of their own homes. I really wonder how this is going to turn out.