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A drug infested country

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Submitted by sara (United States), Jul 1, 2011 at 17:09

It is interesting that the drug is so accepted in the social structure. But there are other cultures/countries that use drugs- hashish is widely used in the ME as well as poppies in Afghanistan. Not to mention in the EU and even the US.

I guess the difference is the prevalence amongst the producing/;leadership segment of the population. We have our druggies and ourslackers, but they are not running the businesses or the country.

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Qat is not only marginally a drug and quite legal in Yemen.

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