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Mice Naturally Synthesize Own Morphine

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posted on May, 7 2010 @ 11:21 AM
Not just for poppies anymore,

Mice's bodies create their own morphine, likely humans do so as well.

Mice Can Synthesize Their Own Morphine, Research Shows

ScienceDaily (May 6, 2010) —
Traces of morphine in urine samples have been considered a clear proof of drug use
or the consumption of food containing poppy in the past. Now a study by a team of scientists from the Institute of Environmental Research at TU Dortmund and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St Louis, Missouri, point to another possible explanation: they managed for the first time to
prove that mice -- and probably

and other mammals as well --

produce their own morphine

in their bodies.

A substance your body [in all probability] produces is a 'controlled' substance?

Should the DEA be in the business of pest control?

How about if humans are found to produce it too?

Should all humans be shot on sight because they are manufacturing illegal, 'controlled' substances?

Ah, the absurdity of it all.

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