It is unfortunate that all the gains in the price of meth are going to Mexican drug cartels. Prohibition creates a great reliable income and retirement for drug lords.
Our government is doing a great job ensuring windfall profits for organized criminals. We have given them a monopoly on the American meth market and outsourced production through a misguided ban on over the counter sudafed.
An increase in the price of meth reflects either a growing demand, smaller supply, or both.
At $244 per gram, drug cartels should reap record profits. Profits that will be used to corrupt our criminal justice system and fuel violence on the border.
What the pb.com crowd does not undestand is that an increase in price will produce more supply. It is not a victory in the drug war anymore than a rise in the price of oil is a victory against OPEC. At $110,000 a pound, meth will continue to flow unabated into American cities.