Would legal opium have saved Philip Seymour Hoffman?

Philip-Seymour-Hoffman-Best-MoviesQuite a tragedy to lose such a great talent in his prime, and sadder still to know he left three traumatized kids behind. A slew of overdose deaths are being blamed on a synthetic opiate similar to Oxycontin, used as an additive to pep up the cut, although turns out this was apparently not the culprit in Hoffman’s case.

Reality is, if poppies and their essential oils were legal like they should be, few, if any, of these overdose deaths would be occurring.

But the most disturbing thing in this case is that Hoffman’s death is being used by law enforcement and the media to conduct a witch-hunt on heroin users in the New York underground scene? Since over 50 percent of the country now believes cannabis should be legal for adults, I wonder how long we’ll have to wait for the same logic to start applying to the poppy plant?


Author: Steven Hager

I'm a writer, journalist, filmmaker and event producer.

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