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Taliban Contracts Australian Company To Grow Cannabis In Afghanistan

November 24, 2021

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The Taliban regime in Afghanistan announced on Tuesday that it has contracted an Australian company to grow and manufacture cannabis products.

The company, Cpharm, agreed to make an investment worth more than $400 million to set up a production factory in the country, according to the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

The project “will be officially launched soon and hundreds of people will get job opportunities,” the ministry said in a tweet.

“Yesterday, officials from the Ministry of Interior’s Counter-Narcotics Department met with a representative of the company (Cpharm),” Qari Saeed Khosty, a spokesperson for the Taliban, which seized power from the Afghan government this summer following the U.S. military withdrawal, said in a Twitter thread, according to a translation. “The company wants to build a cannabis processing plant in Afghanistan, which will create all cannabis products.”

“In Afghanistan, only this company will be legally contracted,” he said. “By establishing this factory, Cpharm Company will use cannabis produced in Afghanistan to make spices and a kind of cream.”

The Taliban spokesperson added that the contract will “create jobs for many citizens.”

This deal might seem unusual given the regime’s harsh treatment toward people who use illicit drugs. Shortly after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the Associated Press reported on clandestine raids where drug consumers were threatened with violence if they did not agree to enter into treatment.

The Taliban also banned the production of opium prior to the U.S. military invasion in 2001.

But when it comes to marijuana, Al Arabiya reported that the plant served as a major source of revenue for Taliban insurgents during the U.S. occupation. Now it seems they see economic opportunities again—but through a more professional, regulated market.

Marijuana Moment reached out to Cpharm for comment, but a representative did not respond by the time of publication.

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Photo courtesy of Brian Shamblen.

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