The prohibition dominated approach to non-medical and non-scientific use of certain psychoactive substances is a long-standing feature of international drug policy, but the trade in drugs online is a relatively new feature. Historic interventions by state and international law enforcement agencies against online drug transactions on the clearnet, combined with the increasingly de-anonymised nature of the internet in general, have driven the online drug trade underground, into cryptographically obscured spaces on the darknet. The growing trade in narcotics being sold over Crypto-Drug Markets (CDMs) is causing academics, law enforcement and policy makers to reassess the impact of ICT technology on drug policy enforcment. The CDM project page aims to provide a useful resource for those attempting to understand the complicated nexus of drug policy and the internet
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