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Question: ornamental poppy

Good evening, I have a firm of dried flowers and we import poppy for ornamental use, I wanted to ask if and where the poppy is grown in Italy and what varieties are absolutely legal for large crops in our country.


Answer: ornamental poppy

Dear Domenico,

Italian legislation is unclear on this topic, as it prohibits the production of opium, but does not define the name of plants that cannot be grown; for example, for cannabis it indicates the specific name of the plant, which is forbidden to grow. In Italy and Europe ornamental garden poppies are widespread, and the seeds are sold without any kind of limitation. Having said that, I don't know poppy producers, you should inquire with some agricultural consortium, or some association of cut flower producers.

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