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  •  Ships, not planes. (4+ / 0-)

    Demand for heroin's relatively inelastic, ie once you're supplying the junkies, it's not that easy to increase your market, no matter how far you cut price.

    The hash could compete with other cannabis suppliers, by then mostly Mexican and domestic. Even so, there seemed, especially in the later years of the operation, a plan to bring the hash into the US each June, when the competing supplies tended to run out, or have at least reached the bottom of the barrel on quality.

    The War on Drugs is $40 billion a year of Government waste.

    by ben masel on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 10:11:54 AM PST

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    •  Right... sorry. Point is hash is more compact (2+ / 0-)
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      and thus easier to smuggle than the plant from which it came.

      This ain't no party. This ain't no disco. This ain't no foolin' around!

      by Snud on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 10:34:47 AM PST

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      •  Appears the hashmaking art originated by Afghanis (3+ / 0-)
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        a little over 1,000 years ago. As a landlocked economy, with trade only via caravan, they could only ship high-density, high value products.

        The War on Drugs is $40 billion a year of Government waste.

        by ben masel on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 10:46:28 AM PST

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