Why is coca only cultivated in South America?
July 12, 2007 8:40 PM Subscribe
I'd like to know about cocaine, please. Actually I want to know about coca, and why it's only grown commercially in South America? Why don't they grow it in the Golden Triangle, for example? I've seen a coca bush growing in Sri Lanka, so clearly it can be cultivated in other areas. And why don't people try to grow it hydroponically? Also, how much coca leaf does it take to make a gram of cocaine?
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese to Home & Garden (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I don't intend to become a coca farmer, just curious.