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Should Saskatchewan grow poppies for painkillers?

Should Saskatchewan grow poppies for painkillers?

A research company in Lethbridge, Alta. says poppies could be a big crop in Saskatchewan and Alberta, if regulatory bodies would give it the go-ahead. Glen Metzler, president and managing director of API Labs, says police and other regulatory bodies have some concerns about the product being diverted into the illegal drug trade. "If all these other countries in the world can address the risk why…