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Oxidado: Supercheap Crack Rolls Through Brazil

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:16 am
by thrice
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13593981

Brazil is seeing an epidemic of new drug addiction with Oxidado, a cocaine-based crack substitute that sells for $1 per dose. Most users are dead in a year.

So what the hey? Legalize it. Our homegrown critics say the war on drugs here is a waste of time and money, and forces drug prices up so addicts have to commit crimes to get it. At $1 a dose, this stuff is quite affordable. Let's see what happens when people have unlimited access to addictive drugs without the interference of bad old government.

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:07 pm
by citizenx
Any cocaine-derived product is likely to be very affordable and cheap in Brasil, see the following

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Getting those products to the US requires a lot more transportation costs and other hassles, and a different economy in which to price your goods, too.