92% of the world's opium is produced in Afghanistan!!!!
As much as one-third of Afghanistan's GDP comes from growing poppy and illicit drugs including opium and its two derivatives, morphine and heroin, as well as hashish production!
Moonspell sums up why the above isn't going to change for a long time to come:
"Opium, we fantasize,
As we fuse with your root,
You are a strange flower,
We are your strangest fruit"