Wednesday/Thursday Weisblog: Drug Money

If you are fortunate enough to have a few dollars in your wallet or purse, chances are it’s tainted. No, it’s not fake … but it is more than likely tainted.

How is it tainted? Well, according to a study by the American Chemical Society, about 90 percent of all United States paper currency contains traces of cocaine. Yes, cocaine … the illegal drug. The percentages were even worse in cities like Detroit, Boston, Baltimore, Miami and, sadly, in my area (Orlando).

In the worldwide study, the United States and Canada were the world’s worst offenders, while China (20%) and Japan (12%) had the “cleanest” currency.

Apparently, cocaine likes to attach itself to the green ink on the bills – but the amounts are so small that unless you go around sniffing your money all day long you’re probably OK.


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