Orchid Suspiriy, (quod totus ceteri),
It depends on how you look at it I suppose. Knowing the source and having a good one is important no matter what the form. Years ago there was a bad recipe for Fentanyl
that gave hundreds of people on the east coast parkinsons like symptoms and the damage was permanent. For that reason there are many users that won't touch powder fearing that it doesn't originate in a poppy
and could be dangerous. Of course this incident led to the greatest advance in knowledge and medical treatment of Parkinson's due to the identification of the portions of the brain involved and ability to induce the effect in experiments, so it was not all bad for humanity. Though I doubt that those so affected feel good about that so much.
I've had arguments with people over telling them that their meth
was made from cold pills and I'd expect the same over the question of East Coast powder being Fentanyl (It is mostly from what I understand). California is closer to Asia and yet there is a limited amount of "China" here and middle-eastern stuff is mostly Persian Morphine
for chasing (weakly soluble in water without acidification) or just plain grainy brown colored stuff and obviously not confused easily with "China". The only powder my swimmer has swum in was so weak as to be impotent but it was not IV'd so... It was supposed to be genuine but who knows.
People favor and feel secure in what is familiar which is sometimes out of synch with the actual hazards present (or reality whatever that is). Swimmer never swam in any tar that was totally bunk though some was rather foul and required cleaning up to be palatable and some was so foul as to be returned with complaint and another lot was substituted in exchange with apology. Source quality IS everything.
I am both Dreamer and Deceiver