The Business of Drugs
Numerous illicit and incredibly addictive substances continue to wreak havoc on people’s lives and make those that distribute them very wealthy in the process. But in order to fully understand this complicated ordeal, one must look at The Business of Drugs, which is coincidentally the name of a Netflix documentary series that explains just that.
On July 14, 2020, the well-crafted docuseries arrived on the streaming service Netflix with six very interesting entries, each covering the true impact as well as the origins of the particular drug the entry is covering. These six narcotics include Meth, Synthetics, Opioids, Heroin, Cocaine, and Cannabis.
The Business of Drugs is hosted by Amaryllis Hope Fox, a former CIA officer who authored the memoir Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA. In the Netflix series, Fox analyzes and explains the complex economics behind each addictive substance as well as all the dirty details involved in making a significant profit off of something so dangerous.
The series has a decent score on Rotten Tomatoes and has received rave reviews from The Guardian and Decider. If anyone is interested in learning about The Business of Drugs, then they should look no further than the Netflix original series.