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The western military bloc couldn't persuade Afghan farmers to grow wheat instead of opium poppy, says Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service.
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Clearly the U.S. isn't leaving anytime soon. Continued efforts should not only encourage the redirection of crops but also eliminate (chemically or burning) such crops that ultimately are a public health hazard. Perhaps allowing for less harmful drugs /crops, such as Marijuana. Abstinence is a fools dream the best we can work towards is harm reduction. Grow it regulate it and tax it. People will always have and find vices but maybe we can move towards one less harmful.
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