“When Frank Baum wrote The Wizard of Oz, opium was legal. It is made from the poppy plant. The poppy is a beautiful flower. The poppy field is a place of beauty where Dorothy gets sidetracked from her goal of The Emerald City. The opium produced by poppies lead to sleep and death. The poppy field represents a warning about the dangers of getting sidetracked by something that looks extremely enticing because it could have a hidden danger..”


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