The composition of a typical opium poppy is:
% First isolated Morphine 10 1817 Used to produce heroine Codeine 2 1832 Thebaine 8 Used to produce hydrocodone and hydromorphone Papaverine 14 1848 Not psychoactive Noscapine 5 1820 Not psychoactive Other alkaloiods .1 Strength Half life Dose hours mg Carfentanil 30000 7.7 .0003 Ohmefentanil 6300 Dihydroetorphine 4000 .03 Etorphine 2000 .006 Sufentanil 750 4.4 .015 Strongest opioid used in human medicine Ocfentanil 180 .06 Fentanyl 75 .04 .1 Oxymorphone 7 8 10 Hydromorphone 5 2.5 1.5 Dilaudid Heroine 4.5 <.6 2.2 Diamorphine Methadone 3.5 30 35 Oxycodone 1.5 4 6.7 Morphine 1 2.5 10 Hydrocodone 1 5 10 Vicodin Codeine .1 2.8 180 Naproxen .0072 18 1380 Ibuprofen .0045 2 2220 Aspirin .0028 6 3600
The THC content of marijuana has increased with time due to genetic engineering Ten years ago the typical content was 20% and now it's up to 35%. Plus, pure concentrates have been developed.
Tetrahydrocannabinol THC The chief psychoactive molecule Cannabidiol CBD The chief non-psychoactive molecule
The brain calculates from the rear forward. The hindbrain (subconscious) is like the foundation of a building and the forebrain (conscious) constitutes the upper stories. If you overemphasize the upper stories and they become disconnected from the foundation then the brain fractures into bifurcation. Opium encourages this bifurcation by making it easier to maintain conscious while neglecting the foundation. Solutions include:
Meditation can help restore the foundations, but you have to know what your doing. Many techniques exist, such as Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method, Reiki, Kundalini Yoga, but Shaolin meditation is the most powerful. This is a textbook on the art of Shaolin meditation.
Marijuana has the potential to substitute for opium craving. Marijuana cannot be overdosed where as opium is easily overdosable.
The half life of a drug should neither be too short nor too long. If it's too short then you can't use it for long-term meditation. If it's too long then there is a risk of overdose. The drug should also not be stronger than morphine. Morphine is strong enough. The opoids with moderate half lives are:
Strength Half life Dose hours mg Oxycodone 1.5 4 6.7 Morphine 1 2.5 10 Hydrocodone 1 5 10 Vicodin Codeine .1 2.8 180Vicodin and codeine appear to be the ideal meditation opoids.