Throughout our history, we have seen many drastic changes in our market. 10 years ago, coke sales far surpassed most drugs, but in the current times, the trend has began to shift. There has been a tremendous surge in all markets with new drugs entering the market, and the revitalization of old ones.
Coke has began to get more expensive throughout the years with the potency dropping. Meanwhile, meth, opiates, and marijuana has seen their potency increase and the price getting cheaper. There has also been a huge surge among prescription pills, especially in the opiate variations. What is this world coming to? Well, here we will show you the current trends which are happening with the big 3.
Cocaine sales are dropping in the domestic front. However, there is still a lot of product coming in from Mexico. The trend now is to use the US as an export base to both Asia and Europe. Since the US is an economic powerhouse with a clean reputation, it is easier to ship the drugs out of there to international markets.
Imagine shipping your drugs internationally from Columbia or Mexico. It will get searched every time. Each time that you make a shipment, the risk will be very high. By distributing through the US, the chances are lower of getting caught.
Since the prices have sky rocketed, the potency in the street level has dropped dramatically. The current trend is that dealers need to buff their products so that they can get their desired profit margins. Maybe we may need to raise the prices for retail.
The heroine trade has trickled up. However, there is new competition with prescription pills. Opiates are getting popular in our country as everyone has a need to slow down in their life. This trend will continue to grow throughout the years.
Most of the heroin comes into the US from Mexico nowadays. This is because they have been ramping up their productions there. The heroin from Mexico is targeted at the US because of it’s close proximity. It does not make economical sense for Mexico to sell heroin to European and Asian markets due to high competition from the Golden Triangle and Middle Eastern regions.
Heroin dealers also have to watch out for competition from the government. The government is distributing a massive quantity of prescription opiates to get a slice of the heroin market. To counter this, drug dealers have began to manufacture and sell counterfeit pills which mimic what the government is doing. Although counterfeit, these pills still have the same potency. They are just marketed differently.
The marijuana market has drastically changed with the trending towards legalization. There are legal pot dispensaries which are in direct competition with the dealers. The cropping up of these businesses have taken a share of the market. Drug dealers need to watch for consistency in their service, and consistency in their quality of product. It is hard to compete with pot dispensaries, which are convenient for users to go.
However, a way to compete with them is to focus on a niche. Some customers don’t want to create a medical marijuana card because they want to guard their privacy. There will always be a market for these folks.
The price of a pound has fallen drastically when compared to several years ago. This is due to over-abundance of the drug. It is now legal in many states, which has big companies which can mass-produce marijuana for very low prices. Although the price of a pound has dropped, the retail price still remains the same. This is good news for us because the profit margins for selling to the final consumer has increased.
The growers will have to hang on for a little while and see how the market goes. As for the dealers, they can work on capturing the customers which the legal marijuana dispensaries have taken. They can beat them by having late night delivery services, delivery to their doorstep, or by selling special strains not available at the dispensaries.