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Why cocaine is expensive: Time for a real war on drugs | Ryan Handlarski

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 9:04 AM | By Ryan Handlarski

Why is the price of cocaine so damn high? Cocaine looks just like sugar, but I can walk into any Starbucks and get a gram of sugar for free. Cocaine would cost me around $100 per gram. This is the principal question that we must be concerned with in order to understand, and reduce, the incentives for drug trafficking.

Drug trafficking is the cause of violence against innocent people both in Canada and abroad. The violence in Canada related to the sale of cocaine, for example,...