1607 CE
Tobacco becomes the main export of first English colony in North America.

The Virginia Company of London (a private stock holding company) received a charter from King James I and establishes the Jamestown settlement on the Atlantic coast of North America. Tobacco would soon be the new colony’s main export.

Source: Jamestown Questions and Answers (n.d.). Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

Drugs: Tobacco
Regions: USA (United States of America)
Topics: Cultivation, production and trade