Comment: why price of cocaine listed

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why price of cocaine listed

Honestly, I don't think the price of cocaine needs to be included as most people that this chart could inform will ask just like you, why is that there?

But the reason the number is telling is because if the war on drugs were actually cutting down availability then cost would go up, but the price is dropping suggesting despite spending 1 trillion dollars trying to keep drugs off our streets they are actually more abundant than before the war on drugs started. (note: that analysis leaves out the demand side of supply vs demand; since demand for cocaine seems to also have dropped, at least part of the price drop would result from decreased demand and not increased supply)