Narcotic versus Controlled Substance

It turns out that “narcotic” is more of a nebulous/vague term and that “controlled substance” (especially when combined with the schedule in which the drug appears) is more well-defined.

The featured picture is of an enormous amount of opium in a warehouse of British East India Company in 1850.

A picture of opium flowers and seeds (Nepal) that I ran into:

Poppy field (India):


Narcotic vs controlled substance



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