An Image of drug abuse. Male snorting lines of cocaine on a dirty glass table while another waits his turn.  View from underneath and through the glass.
Russell Webster

Russell Webster

Criminal Justice & substance misuse expert and author of this blog.

Why cocaine is cheaper and better quality

The complex global situation which has made cocaine in the UK so cheap and dangerous - summed up in this 154 seconds video from the Economist.
You could do a whole college module on the complex global economics, paradoxical impact of drug prohibition legislation and changing patterns of drug consumption in the US have made cocaine so much more popular, cheaper and purer in the UK – also, inevitably, leading to more deaths. Or you could invest just two minutes and 34 seconds in watching this terrific video from the Economist:  

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