Can Eating Poppy Seeds Cause Failed Drug Test?
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Amy
Posted on: March 17, 2002

I heard that eating poppyseeds could cause you to fail a drug test is there any truth to this, for I eat Briannas poppyseed dressing on my salads all the time, and have to have a drug test and I dont know how to handle this.

Most poppy seeds used in baking and cooking are from opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). But there are different varieties of opium poppy and the varieties that are used to produce the spice seeds are not the same as the ones used to produce opium. The types grown for seeds, which we sell, do not contain appreciable amounts of the controlled alkaloids such as morphine. So it is unlikely that you will fail a drug test because you eat poppy seeds.

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