The leader in worldwide drug studies, Global Drug Survey (GDS), announced a media partnership with Australia’s Fairfax Media. Additionally, the 2017 survey will pay special attention to how drug users across the globe make use of the darknet and what role the darknet has on drug use.
The London-based organization was founded to collect information on global drug use, specifically focused on health and safety. They have conducted such global surveys for several years now and each time, the darknet-related information became more prevalent. Media partnerships started growing as well; in addition to the recent Fairfax Media collaboration, GDS has worked with news agencies like VICE and Cosmopolitan.
Results from Global Drug Survey 2016 highlighted various dynamics of drug use worldwide with the added element of darknet growth. In fact, in the “key findings” summary, the darknet was listed first. The introduction states that there are “more people shopping on the darknet, more people using MDMA experiencing harm, synthetic cannabinoids the most dangerous drugs in the world.”
The study noted that almost every country had an increase in darknet drug purchases when compared to previous results. Globally, in the