More than two months ago (TIME, Nov. 24 et seq.), poppy talk began at Geneva to settle two important points:
1) That the use of opium products for other than medical and scientific purposes is abuse and not legitimate.
2) In order to prevent abuse of these products, it is necessary to exercise control of the production of raw opium in such a manner that there shall be no surplus available for non-medical and nonscientific purposes.
The U. S. Delegation, headed by Representative Stephen G. Porter of Pennsylvania, was bound by a joint resolution...