Greenleaf. The world has a large tropical belt, creating massive jungles and rainforests. Tropical plants provide a variety of life-saving drugs that cannot easily be synthesized in a laboratory. Major drug companies set up shop on Greenleaf, providing the bulk of work for the locals.
Some of Greenleaf ’s residents, seeing the enormous profits that were being made, began to make “clippings” of pharmaceutical plants and grow them privately to sell on the black market. The problem became so great that the drug companies began engineering new plant strains with traceable genetic tags, so that confiscated merchandise could be traced back to the origin point. The technique has not yet led to any major arrests, mostly because there are dozens of small cartels, and they are difficult to track down in the jungle.
The Alliance is aware of the drug-smuggling problem out of Greenleaf, and they are clamping down on enforcement. Landing is more restricted
on Greenleaf than on other Rim worlds, though smugglers who know the jungle can always find ways to sneak through.
- Five Suns Fruit Company is based in Greenleaf. Lanie (aka Roland) was returned here.
- Marion and Parker Duquense allegedly stole some Greenleaf seeds from the planet.
- Summer 2522 - Several high profiles assassinations have discouraged businesses from establishing offices on this resource rich world.