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The dope dealer's necessities - long overcoat, loose tobacco, skins, scientific calculator....


That equation comes courtesy of the Observatoire Francais des Drogues et des Toxicomanes, also known as the OFDT. Said organisation has been examining the economics of trafficking in cannabis, and that equation shows how the pusherman can maximise his, or indeed, her profit, with variables including wholesale price, street price, purchasing cycle and number of competitors on the block /street. There do not appear to be variables for paying off les flics, or cutting the resin with Oxo. Anyway, the full methodology and supporting report is available here.

Libération carries the tale too, and in what I suspect may well be a first for a national newspaper uses 'sh*t' in its headline, that being a leading slang term for resin in French.

And the long and the short of the research is that one should deal more to profit more. Fancy.

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Blogger Ed said... 3:28 pm

Chirac would be appalled that there isn't a home grown word!  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:57 pm

I've found an online French drug slang dictionary, and the Gauls do seem lacking in imagination, frankly.  



Blogger CityUnslicker said... 12:04 pm

French taxpayers paying for research into drug dealing economics.

it truly is a bizarre world. Somehow I am not sure Mr Sarkozy will be entirely approving.  



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