Amount of Coca Leaf Needed to Make Cocaine

In order to make 1 kilogram of cocaine, drug producers need to cultivate around 370 kilograms of coca leaf, or over 800 pounds. The producers need over two acres of land in order to grow enough coca leaf to create a kilo of cocaine.

Source:  Associated Press, “Bolivia’s Challenge: Making Coca Palatable,” ABC News, May 8, 2013.