8 Countries that Produce the Most Opium in the World

The countries that produce opium need not necessarily be the largest consumers of it. Exporting it from the source country to other countries is another way to increase trade and revenue. The opium plant is a beautiful plant on the outside, but on the inside, it is a completely different story! Thus, they are the top 8 countries that produce the most opium in the world, listed by Insidermonkey experts.

Opium, which is also known as poppy tears, is the dried material obtained from the opium poppy. A plant that grows annually, it contains 12% morphine which is chemically transformed to produce heroin for illegal drug trading. It is interesting to note that heroin has twice the potency of morphine. This heroin can be taken orally, be inhaled or can be had by injecting itself into the veins, through an injection. The production of opium has not changed since the ancient days. However, UN (United Nations) estimates that there are an estimated 4 million opium users around the world. After reading this maybe you won't want to miss our article on countries that produce the most illegal drugs in the world.

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