Hey, You Around?
“A lot of people think selling cannabis is really easy. It takes a lot of focus when you're working with stoned people.”
“I love living here. It’s wonderful—everybody knows everybody, respects everybody, even the bandits.”
“I manipulate people. I might follow them but wait for them to see my Stories to know I sell.”
"I still use the safeguards practiced at the height of the War on Drugs. Call me paranoid, but I switch burner accounts every 21 days."
Thousands of Filipino citizens have been killed in President Duterte's violent war on drugs. VICE meets a local dealer to learn why anyone would run the huge risk of selling when your life is literally on the line.
"I serve to some real stoners who I think are in college for the sole purpose of being able to buy pot from me."
"I do have other aspirations but when people see you a certain way, it’s hard to shake that reputation."