Studying illegal drugs in socially embedded markets

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Thursday, 24 November, 2022 - 10:50 to 12:20
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The aim of this symposium is to highlight how economic and social aspects shape buyer behaviours in illicit drugs acquisitions. We examine buyer perspectives on illicit drugs with a focus on the online aspects. Various forms of social media platforms are used to distribute and discuss information on products, prices, and control policy. Users compare online and offline acquisition sources on a broad range of factors. Online dissemination of information between drug users constitutes new challenges but also new possibilities for policy as well as new novel sources for research.