A third myth is that the poor are drug addicts. Unfortunately, the poor cannot afford to buy drugs.
like actually though
the biggest market for drugs is middle-to-upper class suburban white people, i could get a scary quantity…
I don’t really buy that. Even outside of the cities, the majority of opiate and meth additions are in poor white communities. Rich kids do alot of high end drugs, but I don’t believe for a minute that they compose the majority.
Never said they’re the majority, just the largest part because whether or not they consume the most they certainly buy the most. I’m from the suburbs of chicago and dealers would flock to my town and the surrounding areas because of the sheer demand. Selling to poor people just isn’t as profitable.
In my experience, rich/middle class kids consume the psychedelics and higher-end stimulants; ie coke and most amphetamine-based pills. It’s the poor folk who are blighted with meth/ strong opiates; and that is IMMENSELY more profitable than selling shrooms and pot to teenagers. Problem is, the market for the poor is very very narrow in a merchandise sense. They know what they want, and aren’t buying the shit just for giggles and novelty like the rich kids are.