Nathan Elias from the University of St Andrews’ The Stand discusses the issues behind buying illegal drugs:
Despite the illegalities, the smoking and procurement of drugs goes on in St Andrews. Whether it’s yahs doing lines in loos or hipsters puff, puff, passing at a house party, it happens. If Barack Obama smoked a joint in his youth, I’m sure our Principal and our Rector have, at one point or another, dabbled. I have never bought weed, cocaine, heroine, meth, X, powdery unicorn dust, shminkled candy balm, or humbahgrom from anyone, but for those of you that do, or have it’s important to know where your lazer faeries comes from.
In 2003 the export of Opium from Afghanistan was 5000 metric tons. Most of it went on to follow the ‘Northern Route’, as opposed to the Southern one that the hobbits took to Mordor, up through the Central Asian countries, and into Russia and Europe. Doubtless some of it crossed the English Channel and found itself a home in someone’s orifice here in the Bubble. For those of you who are not American and taking the various terrorist studies modules that the International Relations department offers, allow me to let you in on what happens at the opium and marijuana ground zero.
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