‘Superweed’ flooding UK as Brit boozers turn to cannabis for Dry January – The Sun
‘SUPERWEED’ is flooding the UK as British boozers turn to cannabis to replace alcohol during Dry January.
Drug dealers are cashing in on increased demand – with the combination of lockdown and those abstaining from drink after the festive season creating a perfect storm.
A man who smuggles marijuana from the United States and sells it in Manchester and Liverpool said demand was high.
He told the Daily Star: “I’ve had loads of new buyers who don’t normally smoke weed but need something to replace the hit they get off booze.
“Forget Dry January, this is high January.”
The smuggler said he ordered the drugs through the dark web, and was selling 3.5g bags for up to £120.
Dealers are using social media and messaging sites like Instagram and Telegram to flog their drugs.
One seller – known as The High Supplier – promises “stealth packaging” with delivery in one to three days.
Many Brits have decided to forgo Dry January this year as lockdown combined with gloomy winter weather has people reaching for the bottle opener.
Weekly wine sales are a third up on last year while beer sales have soared 49 per cent.
Spirits have shot up — with Waitrose reporting a 64 per hike for rum and a 56 per cent jump for tequila.
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Other supermarkets say sales of cream liqueurs such as Baileys have doubled.
Despite pubs and bars being shut, nearly a third of Brits who started the month intent on going alcohol free have already fallen off the wagon.
According to a YouGov poll, 16 per cent had consumed alcohol by January 3.
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