Opium is a black sticky tar. The "latex" or "sap" that can be harvested from certain species of Poppy plants.

It contains over a dozen drugs.
To name a few:

By making a few slight scrapes around the mature seed pod, the white latex will beging to drain.

In a few hours it will have dried into a black tar. That is the unrefined opium.

This process is typically repeated several times.

In countries such as Iran, Holland, Romania, and many others, large amounts are harvested for medical purposes.

In many other cases it is used for the purpose of creating the illegal substance heroin in mass quantity.
As they say in the hills of Thailand/Burma, "Anybody who smokes more than three pipes of opium a day is an addict."
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Opium is a tar-like drug, most often black in color. It tastes like no other, being made from poppies. It makes you feel like you're floating, yet sinking into your couch. It's amazing: afterall, there was a war over opium...
"My mouth tastes like flowers. I must have smoked some opium."
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A drug that Edgar Allen Poe used often. This is mentioned in many of his short stories/poems
Cole was walking around as if he had been smoking opium all night.
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the damned drug that the british sold to the chinese. caused mass addiction and dependence.

opium war of the mid-19th century
don't be smokin opium. it's bad for you.
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Religion, according to Karl Marx, in that it makes you feel good without actually fixing your problems and may even make matters worse.
"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness." - Karl Marx, 1844
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A drug made when you scrape the seed off the top of a poppy flower and when the liquid turns black that comes out you scrape it off and smoke it
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A drug, which helps get you high. Mike likes to use it, and uses it several times per day.
Person 1: Where did my opium go?
Person 2: Mike stole it and now is smoking it!
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