It’s that time of year again when the 2018 Global Drugs Survey gets published and you get a bunch of stupid stats about drug use in the UK. Turns out it hasn’t got any better this year, or depending how you look at it and what side of the divide you sit on, then maybe it’s improved tenfold. Your call.
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Anyway, in regards to the UK, 1000 cocaines users were surveyed in England and 500 were surveyed in Scotland, with 12.2% of people in England saying they could get coke delivered in under half an hour against 19.8% up in Scotland. These are the fifth and sixth quickest delivery times in the world, although I’m not sure who is beating them there.
To put this into some more context, out of the 15,000 drugs users questioned for the survey worldwide, only 30.3% reckoned they could get coke in half an hour whereas 16.5% reckoned they could get a pizza in that time. Clearly, people are getting their priorities straight in this day and age.
Whilst the getting blow faster than a pizza isn’t that new of a concept, perhaps the most surprising thing to come out of the results of the survey was the Scottish people do more cocaine in a single session than anyone else in the world. Guess they really are getting bang on it up there eh?
The report concluded with the following warning:
With many cities covered with CCTV cameras, traditional street dealing is becoming less attractive to many suppliers and consumers.
On the other hand, darknet markets allow drugs to be delivered through your letterbox and the rise of encrypted social media platforms makes ordering relatively safe.
Thus, it’s not surprising that the next customer service upgrade was going to be the growth of sophisticated and rapid drug delivery services in many of our big cities.
Dealers are now competing for customers not only through product quality but also speed of delivery, with easy access and higher purity likely to lead to escalating use and harms among people.
Yeah, no shit. Seems like this country really is in the grips of a cocaine epidemic as numerous television documentaries and stats like these seem to uncover on the reg. Seems like it’s only getting worse too.
For more of the same, check out what cocaine is now being cut with by some dealers. Dangerous.