A lot of people ask, “What is the Dark web”, or “How do I get on the Dark web”, and even “Is the Dark web illegal?” The short answer is that the Dark web is the source for all black market purchases and/or products, which includes access to drugs. But with the legalization of Cannabis, how does that change getting Dark web cannabis?
It definitely appears to make trafficking marijuana at lot simpler. It starts with purchasing the plant in a country or state where it’s legalized for medical or adult-use and where the individual can begin making transactions on a black market site. Of course, this has to be done through a browser that allows for the enabling of anonymous communication (i.e. Tor, I2P, or OpenVPN) to say hidden from other users and law enforcement. Nonetheless, black market trafficking laws don’t change in countries and regions where weed is decriminalized.
Detectives from Spain’s national police force had recently arrested a man described as a major Dark web cannabis dealer. Officers detained the convict in Malaga on suspicion of using three online tools designed to shield their whereabouts, namely the Tor Onion browser, encryption technology, and Bitcoin cryptocurrency.
Spain’s authorities had reported the success of the drug operation bust. “During the operation, officers seized 2kg of herbal cannabis prepared for distribution in small packages, two computers, a telephone, envelopes and packaging material, a vacuum packing machine and cutting and weighing tools.
“The operation remains open for the identification and location of more than 60 online sellers who are being investigated.”
If an individual familiarizes themselves within the Dark web community, and learns all the tricks of the trade, they could stand make a fortune working from their computer.
German Police announced back in 2015 that they had raided 38 people and arrested seven individuals across Germany – all connected to a Dark web drug operation. According to German police the bust began in late February with the arrest of the alleged leader of the operation, a 20-year-old Leipzig man, along with a 51-year-old Bulgarian man who reportedly acted as the group’s courier from a supplier in Holland. In total, the police say they’ve seized cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, hash, marijuana, amphetamines and methamphetamines totalling up to over 700 pounds of illegal drugs.
The Dark web remains a scary and still largely unknown place. It’s search engines are similar to Google but allow for a drug dealer to connect with users. It also opens the door for more illegal activity such as exchanging child pornography, illegal email services, stolen credit card information, and endless drugs listings. To those who may feel that stopping the activity over an anonymous operating system is impossible, there is hope.
One such example noted in a report from CBC reflecting in-demand jobs of the future, it was suggested that “Dark web detectives” could be the next version of enforcement.
Hired investigators could assist police by secretly searching around the Dark web’s criminal underworlds, or be hired as private investigators to plumb a political opponent’s secrets.
The importance of data security could also give rise to new professions such as “Personal data bodyguards,” who protect clients’ data against hacking and interference from corporations or governments.
Overall, the Dark web (or Deep web) is a very serious place. It’s highly encouraged not to get involved with the dark corners of the internet, but if someone is making the consideration to explore, it’s best to research and fully prepare for what the edge of the internet holds.