Six Acre Chilliwack Poppy Field: Poppies Used For Doda Not Opium
Massive Six Acre Poppy Field In Chilliwack, BC Likely Used To Cultivate Doda Not Opium
Police in Canada have discovered a massive six acre poppy field being cultivated in Chilliwack, outside Vancouver.
Two men, who were tending the fields at the time of the search, were arrested. Police are recommending the men be charged with production of a controlled substance, and possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance.
The poppy field find is suspected to be the largest such discovery in Canada, with the poppy field capable of supporting 60 thousand plants.
Poppy is used in the production of opium, morphine, heroin, and codeine. But in this case police say the poppy is likely being used in a substance called Doda.
"Doda is often taken with tea or hot water, and produces a quick high followed by a sense of well-being. While the use of doda is a new trend in opium consumption, its use appears to be primarily localized within certain South Asian communities," said RCMP.