Northern Thailand is notorious for excessive secret opium plantations, many consisting of dozens of acres out in the middle of the jungle. A few years back when I was fifteen or sixteen, home alone in Pai, Maehonson, Thailand, I stumbled upon an opi.um bargain that gave me quite the buzz. Had me nodding like mad. Virtually ZERO itching. Not long ago I went back up to Pai and stumbled upon the same dealer (Pai is a very small town, I was expecting this). I smoked this stuff every day, up to 8 or 10 pipe sessions a day for 10 days and went cold turkey with no withdrawal symptoms. I don't know if it would satisfy IV H addicts but this stuff got me going just as good as smoking H did without the itch.
As an undergrad biochemistry student, I am strongly considering working with Thai opi.um to see what the active ingrediant is. Depending on which batch of dead flowers you have, the active ingrediant will generally be either codeine and/or morphine. I presume a form of opium containing heroin could be produced (and might exist), instead of acetylization of pure morphine simply acetylize the plant matter, however the demand for this wouldn't be high as the people who seek diacetylmorphine (H) generally want the pure stuff and not a flower processed to contain a small amount of the narcotic they seek. One question to whether or not opium can contain H is whether or not there are any substances in the plant matter which would react adversely.
What about this stuff made it so intoxicating yet so minimally addictive? This is why I want to find out whats in these red dead Thai flowers. Is an unusual, uncommon opiate present? Despite the fact that I had virtually no withdrawal symptoms on either of these Thai opium journies, I presume that withdrawal would occur after extensive use. Is it non-addictive? Doubtful. Can it be used as an effective substitute for other opiates? Possible but unlikely, maybe 1 in 50 or 1/100 chance.
Has anybody else had any similar experiences with opium? Is all opium like this? I've only tried the stuff in Northern Thailand.
Right now I am praying to the magical red flower that I get the permit necessary to do my research legally at Chiang Mai university, everybody hold your opium up in the air and pray so I can attempt to become the Albert Hoffmann of opiates lmao.