Drug task force seize opium poppies mistakenly grown for bridal bouquet
"I know that there are so many other people who have these poppies in their backyard," the flower farmer told Newsweek.
Man Fails Drug Test for New Job After Eating Poppy Seed Bread
Ingesting poppy seeds—which come from opium poppies—in the days before taking a drug test can lead to a false positive result.
U.S. Is Losing War on Drugs in Afghanistan, Report Says
The report also said that targeted strikes sometimes cause civilian deaths, which could alienate the local population and bolster militant sentiments.
How Trump Can Help End the U.S. Heroin Epidemic
Despite fiery rhetoric, Trump's promises to get tough on drugs have only led to vague policy measures.
War on Drugs: Is It Time to Bring Back the Opium Dens?
We live under the illusion that all problems can be dealt with through force.
Civilization's Painkiller: A Brief History of Opioids
The drugs stemming from the opium poppy have sparked wars, been used as a painkiller the world over and currently a prescription abuse epidemic in the U.S.
Afghan Drug Runners' Latest Ruse Is a Medieval Catapult
The United Nations estimates that $28 billion worth of heroin and opium is trafficked from Afghanistan to Western Europe each year.
Helmand 'On the Brink' of Falling to Taliban
Only military facilities in the key district remain under Afghan control, regional officials say.
DOD Spent $43 Million on Afghanistan Gas Station
The cost of a similar gas station in Pakistan is $500,000, according to a report.
Afghanistan Has 400,000 Football Fields Worth of Opium
Despite billions of dollars on counternarcotics program, poppy cultivation is growing.
How to Halt the Afghan Drug Trade: Follow the Money
As long as drug production continues unhindered, Afghanistan will destabilize the rest of the world.
Afghan Opium Crop at Fresh High as Foreign Troops Withdraw
The U.N. says that Afghanistan's opium crop has reached unprecedented high despite billions ploughed into anti-drug initiatives
DIY Opium Created From Yeast Draws on Science of Beer Brewing
By biohacking yeast to produce opium, researchers hope to shut down poppy fields
This year, Western troops will withdraw from Afghanistan after 13 years of war. Here's what they leave behind
America Abandons Afghanistan to Drug Lords
This year, Western troops will withdraw from Afghanistan after 13 years of war. Here's what they leave behind.