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#1 Codone

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Posted July 01 2010 - 01:08 AM

Hello all. I couldn't help but notice that there's a major shortage of poppy pods right now. Many vendors have raised their prices two or threefold over the last month, while others are completely out of stock. And none of them have any information about what's going on.

I heard on another forum that the DEA has issued an inspection of U.S. poppy crops to test for opium content. During that time, farms have been unable to ship any supplies, which explains the current shortage. The "hold" was supposed to last 30 days, and we're nearing the end of that time frame.

My question is, how much legitimacy is there to this rumor? If it's true, what is the likelihood that it will make it impossible to obtain dried poppies in the future? I don't mind paying higher prices, but am really scared that whatever's going on will seriously inhibit my ability to continue crafting.

Lastly, does anyone know of any independent poppy farms or vendors that don't obtain their supplies from one of the major sources? I'm a loyal, repeat customer who is basically looking for a reliable and forthcoming vendor.

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Posted July 01 2010 - 01:29 AM

what is the likelihood that it will make it impossible to obtain dried poppies in the future?

not bloody likely..


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Posted July 01 2010 - 02:18 AM

Even if all the major U.S. farms get shut down? I know you can grow your own, but I'm referring to obtaining them from online vendors. Harsh DEA crackdowns could strongly discourage both farmers and vendors from dealing with poppies I would imagine.

(Forgive me if I'm missing something!)

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Posted July 01 2010 - 05:20 PM

I am also very concerned my crafting needs may be hinderd by these outages... Im in serious crafting WD.
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Posted July 01 2010 - 05:24 PM

Sorry to hear it. With as many pod users as there are, I'm shocked there hasn't been more of an outcry. I know I'M freaking out :(

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Posted July 01 2010 - 05:49 PM

im reminded by this old quote. Princess Leia: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers...


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Posted July 02 2010 - 01:33 AM

lol nice Orison. I certainly hope it applies!

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Posted July 02 2010 - 07:43 AM

Wow i just checked the place I have used in the past and their prices went up a bit, $17 more then what it was. Their site says they have pods in stock (I dont know how up to date it is) Im pretty sure he grows his own...

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Posted July 02 2010 - 01:58 PM

On a side note herion prices remain the same... The DEA is doing a great job turning pod users into full blown herion junkies... Great job boys!
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Posted July 02 2010 - 08:43 PM

Guess they just couldn't stand people getting their fix from a natural, cheap, abundant source that Big Pharma (aka their sponsors) didn't patent and synthesize themselves. Fucking devils.

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Posted July 02 2010 - 08:47 PM

...and yes, that includes heroin.

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Posted July 04 2010 - 12:28 AM

yikes

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Posted July 04 2010 - 03:30 AM

Yep, and the crazy part is that this legal high is NOT some lab-concocted chemical that may or may not be safe for use in humans (aka, a "research" chemical). If anything, THOSE should be the ones that are most tightly regulated, but apparently health and safety do not factor into the DEA's decisions...

I hope anyone with any inside info will keep me and the rest of the pod community (lol) informed about the situation. As of now, it's hard to tell what will happen. There is no information about the investigation anywhere on the internet, and none of the vendors are talking. Would be great to find a vendor who grows their own as a backup!

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Posted July 04 2010 - 05:58 AM

breaks your heart to know yet ANOTHER legal high (and a damn good one) is getting the axe :(


I dont think it's quite legal, Im not totally sure what federal law is but I know they have something about it. Everywhere you read it says something different and I dont have the patience to go through pages of law. Its def a schedule II drug...
I know for sure though that every states law I have read says that once you prepare it for consumption it's illegal, and in a lot of states growing is illegal.

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Posted July 06 2010 - 07:21 PM

I think it is absolutely ridiculous that there is NOWHERE in the WORLD that you can go where drugs are legal. How free are we when something that makes us happy is taken away. I am tired of being labeled an addict, the only reason addiction is such a problem is because the DEA doesn't care about what we want or what makes us happy. Sure there need to be some regulations but to totally illegalize them is unfair and wrong. The only reason people shun drugs is because they are illegal and the government gives users a bad image that nonusers will dislike enough to keep them from doing the drug. Whatever your drug of choice may be I believe, as a citizen of a FREE country, that you should be able to have it. Just think...NOWHERE in the WORLD are WE truely FREE...

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Posted July 08 2010 - 12:59 AM

^Agreed. And for some indescribable reason, outlawing something that grows out of the ground seems even more repulsive to me.

Tax-paying adults should have the right to put anything in their bodies that they want. We can feed our kids as much artery-clogging fat as we want, chain smoke cancer sticks all day long and drink until we blackout in the streets, yet for some reason (read: money + power) it's not socially acceptable to use natural substances like poppies, marijuana or mushrooms. Talk about backward.

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Posted July 08 2010 - 04:51 AM

More the reason to grow your own.

But there is one place that still have small/medium pods

750-850 pods for 200
80-120 pods 40
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Posted July 08 2010 - 06:29 AM

You guys should check out my 'stranded on an island' thread. I talk about havin an island all to ourselves so we can govern how we see fit and have our own utopia! Kinda like the garden of Eden!
Maybe I should put a campaign on to raise money for all us cool opi-o-pheliacs to migrate to such an island and spend the rest of our lives in total bliss!
Would anyone vote me in as island chief so I can get the ball rolling for us?

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Posted July 08 2010 - 01:42 PM

On a side note herion prices remain the same... The DEA is doing a great job turning pod users into full blown herion junkies... Great job boys!

oh, you can make sense once in a while.. :rolleyes:


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Posted July 10 2010 - 06:06 AM

Would love to grow my own, except I live in an apartment and wouldn't really have the space or equipment needed to grow indoors. And that vendor is really awesome! Hope (s)he stays in the game for a while :)

@ Down-in-a-Spoon: great thread, think I already posted to it. Would definitely vote you chief (and even bow and worship you as a god) if you could guarantee free and endless opiates for all! :D

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Posted July 11 2010 - 01:47 AM

I just googled it and found shitload of places still selling them.Relax. Or better yet grow your own.

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Posted July 13 2010 - 12:45 PM

I think it is absolutely ridiculous that there is NOWHERE in the WORLD that you can go where drugs are legal. How free are we when something that makes us happy is taken away. I am tired of being labeled an addict, the only reason addiction is such a problem is because the DEA doesn't care about what we want or what makes us happy. Sure there need to be some regulations but to totally illegalize them is unfair and wrong. The only reason people shun drugs is because they are illegal and the government gives users a bad image that nonusers will dislike enough to keep them from doing the drug. Whatever your drug of choice may be I believe, as a citizen of a FREE country, that you should be able to have it. Just think...NOWHERE in the WORLD are WE truely FREE...


Portugal?

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Posted July 18 2010 - 03:26 PM

There are a lot of places if you do a search, but that doesn't mean that they have any stock at this time, and the places that do have stock are charging an arm & a leg. A place that I ordered from about a month ago I paid $55 plus shipping. They are now charging $145 for the same exact thing!
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Posted July 18 2010 - 03:31 PM

Oh, forgot to mention, I have been growing my own for about 7 years now and the weather here is ideal for poppies, but there just doesn't seem to be enough. The supply only last for about a month, which is better than nothing. Wish I had more space. I think that they could probably grow anywhere in the world, and once they get established, there's no stopping them. Everyone should take seeds and plant them where ever they go, and hopefully they will come up. Could you imagine if everyone did that? After all, they do grow like weeds and reseed like crazy! The DEA would freak!
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Posted July 18 2010 - 03:33 PM

I know a guy that grows flowers the kinds that dont get you high at all.. he spends thousands of dollars... he must love them plants more then you guys love opium..

tbh, he does grow a few psychedelic plants some he has little knowledge of how they get you high, others he does know..


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Posted July 27 2010 - 05:15 AM

What do you do with a poppy pod?
Does it get you high?

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Posted August 11 2010 - 06:43 PM

yikes

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Posted August 16 2010 - 07:23 PM

What do you do with a poppy pod?
Does it get you high?


It's raw opium. So yes, it does get you high.

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Posted August 17 2010 - 09:12 PM

sweet paula is getting a big harvest supply in within a week or 2 and should be set for ordering for awhile... she is much cheaper than anyone else on the net, selling Papaver somniferum pods... 100 L pods for $149... anywhere else will charge twice that amount... i recently bought 100 mammoths from another vender for $435 not counting shipping... made me sick to do it, but i did it anyway... i love the poppy tea, cause the high last for hours... when paulas in stock, her giganteum mammoths are 100 for $250... no wonder she runs out so fast... plus she's got some 1st class high quality stuff!

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Posted August 18 2010 - 01:18 PM

I think it is absolutely ridiculous that there is NOWHERE in the WORLD that you can go where drugs are legal. How free are we when something that makes us happy is taken away. I am tired of being labeled an addict, the only reason addiction is such a problem is because the DEA doesn't care about what we want or what makes us happy. Sure there need to be some regulations but to totally illegalize them is unfair and wrong. The only reason people shun drugs is because they are illegal and the government gives users a bad image that nonusers will dislike enough to keep them from doing the drug. Whatever your drug of choice may be I believe, as a citizen of a FREE country, that you should be able to have it. Just think...NOWHERE in the WORLD are WE truely FREE...


Portugal, Amsterdam...There are quite a few. Mexico will soon legalize everything because Cartels are taking over. Should be others as well
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