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Major Illicit Drug Producing Country

Statutory Law

22 U.S.C. § 2291(e)(2) (2010) (Title 22—Chapter 32: Foreign Assistance: International Development: International Narcotics Control)

(e) Definitions.  For purposes of this chapter and other provisions of this Act relating specifically to international narcotics matters—
   (2) the term "major illicit drug producing country" means a country in which—
      (A) 1,000 hectares or more of illicit opium poppy is cultivated or harvested during a year;
      (B) 1,000 hectares or more of illicit coca is cultivated or harvested during a year; or
      (C) 5,000 hectares or more of illicit cannabis is cultivated or harvested during a year, unless the President determines that such illicit cannabis production does not significantly affect the United States;