New crop popping up in Alta. shows potential

Lethbridge test plots show the region’s low humidity and bountiful sunshine make it suitable for growing thebaine poppies

Flowers may bloom metaphorically as well as physically in 2017 if Lethbridge-based API Labs is successful in its bid to grow poppies for the pharmaceutical market. The company has been working for nine years to obtain the necessary federal approvals to grow thebaine poppies, establish a seed cleaning plant and build an alkaloid processing plant […] Read more