Kaitlin: Also do most of the people planting Opium do it just for the money, or is it for other reasons as well
Answer : No, the farmers don't do it as much for the money as one might believe. The amount of money that these farmers get is very small. The middle men who sell the Opium in Europe and the US as heroin, are the ones that end up getting most of the money from the Opium. The Afghanistan Farmers only get enough money to feed their families. It is really sad that they have to plant such a harmful drug just to feed their families. Another reason for them planting this drug is that many of the farmers use the money to pay for the education of their children. Without the help of the Opium, the children will most likely end up in the cycle of Opium cultivation. So once again, the answer is no.