Taliban Bans Weed Cultivation
Violators will be punished accordingly, Taliban supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada decreed.
March 22, 2023
The Tale of the Hippie Trail
Dive into these first-hand accounts of smuggling hash across Europe and Asia, a nod to an era long since passed.
July 9, 2022
Higher Profile: R. Gage Amsler, ‘The Strains of War’
War hero R. Gage Amsler: A tale of war, redemption and Afghani weed.
February 11, 2022
Afghanistan: NATO Claims Crackdown On Taliban Hashish
The Taliban is selling drugs to finance their more violent activities.
January 15, 2018
Afghanistan Opium Production Hits New Record—Again
The latest stats from the UN’s annual Afghanistan Opium Survey are in, and the news is grim. Opium production…
December 4, 2017
U.S. Marines Return to Afghanistan’s Opium Heartland
U.S. Marines this week returned to the Helmand province, now the epicenter both of Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency and opium production.…
May 1, 2017
Afghan Official: 650 Tons of Drugs Seized in Past Year
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that in the past 12 months the country’s counter-narcotics department…
April 4, 2017
Afghan Opium Wars Pit Taliban Against ISIS
In a “worrying reversal” for global anti-drug efforts, the latest annual report from the United Nations Office for Drug and…
November 2, 2016
Afghan Opium Boom Breaks Record Again
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose 7 percent from 209,000 hectares in 2013 to 224,000 hectares, according to the…
November 18, 2014