I find it sadly amusing that the United States has spent over a trillion dollars fighting The War On Drugs. Our Government spends untold billions each year flying around looking for and eradicating cannabis gardens. They hunt for cannabis from backyards with a few plants in five gallon buckets to the gorilla gardens hidden in our forests.
Yet in Afghanistan opium poppies thrive in fields that go on as far as the eye can see,
Update: found this CNN video that adds an answer to my question,
but brings forth more questions.
End Prohibition Now!