Monday, April 18, 2011
Opium cultivation returns to parts of Afghanistan
Opium poppies are being grown this year in parts of Afghanistan where last year there were none, but overall cultivation of the drug will decrease slightly, the United Nations said in a report on Monday.It's as if there's a worldwide demand! Bonus:
Aside from leading the world in opium output, Afghanistan has become the biggest producer of hashish, or cannabis resin, turning out between 1,500 and 3,500 tones a year.How pragmatic the ultra-conservative, anti-West, anti-intoxicant Taliban is when it comes to monetizing the rest of the world's desire to get high.