The source told about the plans to allow to grow in Russia opium poppy

The cultivation of opium poppies for the manufacture of drugs can resolve in Russia. On Monday, April 10, the newspaper “Izvestia”, citing a source in the Ministry of industry.

“The Ministry is preparing a bill that would remove the current ban on the commercial cultivation of opium poppy for the production of painkillers”, — reports the edition.

Changes also be made to article 228.2 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Infringement of rules of turnover of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances”).

It is emphasized that the cultivation of narcotic plants is proposed to allow for industrial use but not for personal purposes.

Also, the Ministry “Izvestia” said that at the present time in Russia was 13 opioid drugs produced by Federal state unitary enterprises from imported active ingredients. Nine of these drugs are included in the list necessary and important.

Now in Russia it is acceptable to cultivate narcotic plants for scientific and educational purposes, and in the interest of expertise.