Posted by Dani
on December 15, 2000 at 01:40:48:
In Reply to: Re: What the heck do you mean "opiates are not narcotics"? posted by Sam on November 22, 2000 at 08:58:39:
: : : Did you know that Opiates are not Narcotics?
: Opiates such as Lortab and Vicoden are a Schedule II Narcotic as stated under U.S. FEDERAL Law.
: Opium comes from the poppy flower, from which is is refined and grained. Street drugs from this flower include Heroin and sometimes it is blended with cocaine and MDMA to create a "dirty roll".
: It goes Heroin (further refined) Morphine (further refined) Hydrocodone,Oxycodone, so on and so forth. It IS a narcotic, as so the law states, so it should be considered so in its dealings.
: Sam Layne
Sam you are correct in away. Some Opiates are narcotics. But Lortab and Vicodin are schedual III not II. Big difference in strength. Schedual II would be Percodan, Demerol, Etc and Schedual I is Cocaine, Heroin and so on. Also Lortab, Vicodin, Lorcet all are Hydrocodone which is synthetic and are not derived from the Poppy plant like Codeine is. Therefore they are not opiate but are narcotic. Dani