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Ten Largest cannabis producing countries

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Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Afghanistan is the world’s third largest producer of marijuana.

Cannabis has been cultivated for centuries in Afghanistan. Along with India, the cannabis Indica plant is native to Afghanistan too.

Afghanistan’s cannabis legacy resulted in the country becoming a popular hippie destination in the 1970s. In 2010, the country was the world’s largest cannabis supplier.

Unfortunately, cannabis cultivation in Afghanistan became a source of revenue for a terrorist group, the Taliban, with taxes on opium exports becoming the mainstay of its income.