Office of National Drug Control Policy

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In Coordination With Our International Partners, Improve Capacity for More Accurately, Rapidly, and Transparently Estimating the Cultivation and Yield of Marijuana, Opium, and Coca in the World
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The United States Government produces annual estimates of illicit crop cultivation and illicit drug production in key source countries around the world in an effort to frame the threat of illicit drugs to the United States and its allies.

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The myriad variables involved in production estimates and rapidly changing tactics by illicit drug producers make it imperative that the information used to calculate those estimates be refined. The State Department and other agencies will continue to work with our international partners and UNODC to improve our understanding of the cultivation and production process and to refine the United States methodology for producing these estimates.

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