Concepts of illicit drug quality among darknet market users: Purity, embodied experience, craft and chemical knowledge.

@article{Bancroft2016ConceptsOI,
  title={Concepts of illicit drug quality among darknet market users: Purity, embodied experience, craft and chemical knowledge.},
  author={Angus Bancroft and Peter Scott Reid},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2016},
  volume={35},
  pages={
          42-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Users of darknet markets refer to product quality as one of the motivations for buying drugs there, and vendors present quality as a selling point. However, what users understand by quality and how they evaluate it is not clear. This article investigates how users established and compared drug quality. METHODS We used a two-stage method for investigating users' assessments. The user forum of a darknet market that we called 'Merkat' was analysed to develop emergent themes… Expand
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