There's a lot of posts with no knowledge going on. 1st. You CAN get opium Poppies in the grocery Store. The Poppy seeds you get on bagles & Rolls are Opium Poppy seeds. & the seeds in the stores Are Opium seeds. Do an image search on Google, & look at the various poppy seed types, & compare the spice rack seed to the Papaver Somniferum or "Opium Poppy" seed. They are the same. 2nd. You CAN eat the opium from the pod. You can make tea with it, or smoke it too.. but YES, eating the opium is a viable means of ingesting Opium. it also has a longer lasting effect. Smoking will produce more of a "rush" than eating it. 3rd. DON'T slice pods in the AM to drain during the day. The heat of the day will cause the latex to ooze too fast, & you'll lose your Opium to the ground. Also, sunlight will weaken the Alkaloids & make a weaker Opium..... Scrape at night, & allow the pod to drain in the cool night air. This will allow the opium to ooze more slowly, & stick to the pod for collection in the morning.