‘Drug dealers are targeting middle-class drug users with ‘ethically sourced woke coke’ that they promise is ‘conflict-free’, according to an author.
Anthony Loewenstein claims that dealers are promoting their cocaine in a way that appeals to the growing number of middle-aged, educated people that are using the drug – though he adds that the claims are impossible to prove.
Cocaine has exploded in popularity in Britain, with London getting through 23kg a day, a record in Europe, and Bristol having the highest rate of consumption per person on the continent.
The dark web is a thriving marketplace for the drug and dealers are trying to stand out by sharing their ‘ethical’ credentials in a bid to improve their Trip Advisor-style ratings.
In 2018, the Global Drug Survey found that cocaine can be delivered more quickly in England and Scotland than a takeaway pizza.’