A relatively new term for the phenomenon of traveling to a foreign country to consume drugs which are illegal, controlled, or unavailable elsewhere. The most famous narcotourism spot is probably The Netherlands, which attracts a great many tourists eager for the opportunity to smoke a joint without being hassled by the five-oh. Time magazine reports that Laos is becoming a popular destination for people looking for harder drugs, such as opium and heroin. The term might also be applied to Americans who cross the border into Mexico to take advantage of their notoriously lax prescription system, obtaining large quantities of antibiotics, Valium, Viagra, etc.

Not to be confused with necrotourism.

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