In the 1960s, a British businessman named James O’Neill set out to build a contraption that could produce an incense burn that would smell and taste just like the blackmarket, which is now a thing of the past.
A few months after O’Neil unveiled the device, a black market called CCC, or “Chemical Cell Corporation”, began selling chemicals for about $60,000 per kilogram.
When it was raided in 2006, the company was found to be producing over 30 tonnes of the same chemical, which the FBI dubbed the “chemicals of death.”
In an effort to stave off the black-market menace, the United Kingdom introduced new regulations in the late 1990s, prohibiting the importation of chemicals with an estimated global market value of over $50 billion.
But the new regulations only applied to chemicals with the highest possible concentration.
That meant that many black-markets in the United States were producing chemicals for less than a dollar a kilogram, which makes them hard to track.
The problem is that the black markets in Canada and the United Arab Emirates were so large, they didn’t even have to track chemicals that were already on the market in the U.S. There’s no reason to think that there won’t be an equivalent in Canada for chemists, says David A. Schanzenbach, a chemistry professor at York University and a former research associate at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Organometallic Chemistry.
The Canadian government has set up a program to crack down on the black marketers.
But in the meantime, there are thousands of chemicals that have been produced and sold for years.
For instance, the Canadian government is cracking down on a number of substances that are often used as a cheap substitute for fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that has become a major epidemic in Ontario and across Canada.
So far, it’s only been able to crack them down on one batch of fentanyl, but the government plans to crack more, says Dr. SchANzenbach.
He says that means that the situation could get worse in the years ahead.
There are currently more than 40,000 fentanyl-related deaths in Canada, including 1,200 deaths from synthetic opioids, according to the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition.
And while fentanyl is not as potent as fentanyl, it is also not as safe as it was a few years ago.
The number of overdose deaths from fentanyl has tripled in recent years, and the drug is becoming more accessible to people who aren’t prescribed it.
And that’s just one example of a problem that can easily become an industry in the coming years, says SchANzler.
“You’ve got a whole range of substances being used by black market chemists that are incredibly dangerous and that we really need to address.”
The new regulations have made it easier for pharmacists to find black-listed chemicals, but that hasn’t stopped them from selling them to pharmacists who don’t have the resources to track them.
The biggest black market is in the chemistry department.
According to the DEA, there’s now more than 300,000 licensed pharmacists in Canada.
And some pharmacists aren’t even aware that they’re selling the chemicals they’re making, says Chris Nesbitt, a Toronto-based lawyer who has represented pharmacists and drug companies.
“If I see a pharmacy in Toronto selling these chemicals, I would assume that they know about them and are not doing it illegally,” says Nesby.
“They are not even selling the chemical for sale, they’re just selling it for supply.”
Pharmacists can also sell the chemicals on to pharmacies for a profit.
“It’s kind of a grey area where it’s legal and not,” says Dr., SchANzerbach.
“The government has taken a step in the right direction, but it’s not enough.”
If pharmacists don’t know about these black markets, then they’re not aware of the dangers that they can be creating for themselves and for their patients.
“I’ve had pharmacists come in and say, ‘You know, I don’t even know what these chemicals are.
I’ve never heard of it,'” says Neesby.
And even if pharmacists know about the risks of these chemicals they aren’t doing anything about it.
“So if I know about this, I’m not doing anything.
I don, in fact, make the chemicals,” says Schanzerbach, adding that pharmacists can continue to sell the materials to other pharmacists.
In some cases, pharmacists are doing nothing to help their patients when they are making chemicals.
One pharmacist in Toronto, who asked to remain anonymous, says that he knows pharmacists whose patients have overdosed and died because of their incompetence.
“Most of them have not taken any medication, and they’ve just been there to make the products,” he says.
“And when the patient dies, they don’t get