The BEST Episodes of The Business of Drugs

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2020

Network: Netflix

To detail how drugs push people into risky — even deadly — behaviors, a former CIA analyst investigates the economics of six illicit substances.

Synthetics

#1 - Synthetics

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 14, 2020

Despite its potential therapeutic benefits, MDMA is pushed into the shadows where it - along with synthetic analogs have become popular party drugs.

star 7.48
40 votes
Cocaine

#2 - Cocaine

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 14, 2020

From farming to smuggling to sales, former CIA analyst Amaryllis Fox investigates cocaine's hugely profitable and disturbingly deadly business cycle.

star 7.43
56 votes
Opioids

#3 - Opioids

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 14, 2020

Fox explores how highly addictive oxycodone continues to cause unprecedented destruction across America and even pushes addicts toward heroin.

star 7.34
29 votes
Heroin

#4 - Heroin

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 14, 2020

Fox travels to Kenya, where she speaks to people living and working on the front lines of one of the world's newest and most profitable heroin routes.

star 7.33
33 votes
Cannabis

#5 - Cannabis

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 14, 2020

Despite the legalization of pot in California, roughly 80% of the state's cannabis sales still occur on the black market. Fox examines why.

star 7.23
39 votes
Meth

#6 - Meth

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 14, 2020

Meth's global menace infects Myanmar, where complex politics and history have made it Southeast Asia's ground zero for production and distribution.

star 6.92
36 votes