Opium production in Afghanistan

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    Illegal Opium Markets

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    To fully investigate the impact of global relations the example of both illegal and legal opiates will be discussed. Throughout history, opium has been used for medicinal purposes making it a very tradeable commodity with a high net worth. This has led to the trade in both legal and illegal global markets. This essay will show how power, violence and harm together with global and local markets have been affected. It is important to understand the fundamental difference between legal and illegal drug use, legal being prescription drugs and over the counter remedies. Illegal drug use being harder to categorise as its status is always evolving and changing by those in power. Thomas de Quincey was quoted as saying "Nobody will laugh long who…

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    Opium In Afghanistan

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    discourage the production of opium in Afghanistan, the United States should encourage the licit production of the drug for medical purposes. According to the International Narcotics Control Board, 80% of the world’s population faced a shortage of opium based medicines. Opium is the key ingredient in producing demerol, codeine, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and non-medicinal heroine used to wean substance abusers off of the drug. Aside from saving billions of dollars a year by halting the…

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    Interviewer: Rashida Badour is a young girl who fled from Afghanistan, seeking refuge in Australia, at the age of 14. She fled from the poor treatment of Afghan women, the constant fear of warfare and the strict ways of the Taliban, in search of the freedom she knows she deserves. Rashida was born in Australia but before she had even her first birthday her parents took her back to Afghanistan to care for her sick grandparents. Unable to get back to Australia, Rashida grew up in Afghanistan only…

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    The lawmakers have regarded the drug trafficking as very serious offense. The penalty imposed on the offenders depends upon the laws of the concerned nation. Every country has specified laws that regulate this offense. For example in far eastern countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore there is death penalty given for drug trafficking. The impact of drug trafficking is very huge. Along with health implications it also has social, economic and political impact in both production and…

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    Opium cultivation emerged many centuries ago, leaving behind a distinct legacy full of hardship for the Afghan government. Unfortunately, opium has led to corruption of the country; the addicted Afghans roam the streets searching for more opium to fuel their addictions, while the drug lords barge into Afghanistan’s towns, fighting and rioting for power. Furthermore, opium in Afghanistan became extremely popular during the 20th century, and since then, its production has tripled! Currently,…

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    enforcement, to penetrate legitimate economic structures, and to challenge the authority of national governments. Drug production and sales have dramatically increased in the past decade. Opium and marijuana…

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    Opium Trade

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    trade. The opium trade is one of the largest dug markets in the world. The issue of personal is related to the private smuggling operations of the opium drug trade, which are an international crime. More so, there are private poppy farms that define the illegal of land to produce the drug. More so, the policy issues related to the opium trade involve a lack of governmental funding as a means of providing more law enforcement and military regulation of the drug trade. This was an important policy…

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    “During the 2006-2007 poppy growing season, Afghanistan produced a world record opium poppy crop that yielded 8,200 MT of illicit opium—an estimated 93% of the world’s supply.” In an article from USA Today, opium addicts are interviewed and give reasons for their initial opium addiction. Some discuss the fact that opium is the only drug that effectively relieves their pain. Others comment on the guilt they feel for contributing to their children becoming addicts. Many women watch their…

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    linked by one key ingredient: opium. Opium is involved in the production of narcotics ranging from prescription medicine to illegal drugs. It has had an impact on many different points in history and on today’s world. From its impact in history and on the modern world to its legal and illegal production and uses, opium has the potential to be a very harmful drug. Opium is produced from the poppy plant species “Papaver somniferum” (“Opium Poppy”), also known as the opium poppy. To harvest…

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    Rumi Spice Case Study

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    Not every veteran returns from deployment in Afghanistan with a plan for a business venture, but Emily Miller, Keith Alaniz and Kimberly Jung are off to a strong start with their company, Rumi Spice. While serving on combat tours, the three US Army captains saw the opportunity to help Afghan farmers replace opium poppies with fields of saffron crocuses. Unlike other crop substitutes, farmers earn a return on saffron that is six times greater than heroin production. While stationed in…

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