AP IMPACT: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

AP IMPACT: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws – Yahoo! News

The lead:

This is the new formula for methamphetamine: a two-liter soda bottle, a
few handfuls of cold pills and some noxious chemicals. Shake the bottle
and the volatile reaction produces one of the world’s most addictive
drugs.

So now, rather than a big, complicated and dangerous meth lab, the stuff can be made in a small, simple, and dangerous 2-liter soda bottle. It’s small, it’s portable.

But I think the hidden story here is more profound – this is going to have a huge negative financial impact on the wholesale manufacturing, distribution and sales of meth.

Users can cook their own now. They can buy legal stuff, and combine it to make their own meth.

They no longer have to deal with other criminals to get their drugs.

The users no longer have to finance the gangs and cartels.

How are the traditional distribution channels going to deal with a wholesale devastation of their business?
They traditionally deal with competition through violence, but that isn’t going to work here.

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