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(Time)   In the last five days, 120 people have overdosed in Texas on legal synthetic marijuana. Take that, Colorado   (time.com) divider line 25
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2014-05-06 09:49:22 PM  
8 votes:
That's 120 more than would have overdosed on you know, the regular kind...
2014-05-06 10:01:44 PM  
6 votes:
legalize real pot and then you'll have a lot less ODs.
2014-05-06 10:40:06 PM  
4 votes:

fusillade762: Is real weed that hard to get in Texas?


Many people consume synthetic cannabis because they're being drug tested. Yet another positive externality of violating people's rights.
2014-05-06 09:56:42 PM  
4 votes:
In the last five days, 120 people have overdosed in Texas on legal synthetic not marijuana.
2014-05-06 09:52:25 PM  
3 votes:
The results of "Intelligent Design" ??
Not that weed is so hard to get in TX, it is just that possession of any of it will send you to jail forever.
Hell, in Texas they might just decide to fast-track you an execution for smoking 'devil' weed.
2014-05-06 10:28:57 PM  
2 votes:
How bout we rename it synthetic bibles?
2014-05-06 10:22:15 PM  
2 votes:
1. this isn't weed, stop calling it synthetic marijuana.

2. IT SAYS NOT FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PACKAGE.

3. this in no way, shape or form validates legalization of pot.

4. OD'ing, in my mind, is dying. these people consumed something not intended to be consumed.


/i am off to eat some of these new delicious tide detergent candies. YUM
2014-05-06 10:07:36 PM  
2 votes:
Well, when you make the real thing illegal, and difficult to find compared to being able to go to the local head shop and/or hopping online, then yes, you're going to end up with more of this sort of thing. There is no end to legal substances that can get you high, and as you ban one, another is already in the pipeline. But, as you continue down that path, you'll find there's less and less known about the new substance(s), and that the side effects are progressively scarier and more dangerous.

And, you're stupid if you believe that people will just give up on getting high. It's not going to happen.

Let's consider two scenarios. Scenario A: You smoked too much pot, start getting panicky, go to the hospital. If you fess up and admit to what you consumed, they can give you some saline, maybe give you something to calm your nerves. Everything's fine. Scenario B: You bought some herbal thing off the Internet, consumed too much, now your heart is racing and you're drifting in and out of reality. You go to the hospital. Guess what? The hospital is just guessing at how to treat you. They've never heard of this herb, can't verify that's what you actually consumed, and don't know enough about how to treat an overdose to actually effectively keep things from getting worse.

Every last person who is out there fighting against legalization of marijuana or sitting around complacent/apathetic/whatever and not actively voting out the fark heads in the government who keep marijuana illegal are entirely, 100% to blame for these kinds of deaths. End of story.
2014-05-06 09:54:22 PM  
2 votes:
Dr. James d'Etienne of Dallas' Baylor Medical Center said that "several of [the patients] came in with similar symptoms of psychosis, altered mental status, abnormal behavior." ... K2 is designed by the chemists who create it to give users a high that is similar to weed.


What.
2014-05-06 09:53:16 PM  
2 votes:
...synthetic ...

Well thar's yer problem.
2014-05-06 09:50:37 PM  
2 votes:

jst3p: Not for consumption? WTF?


It's basically potpourri.

And yea, it sucks. Not anything close to weed high. Shiat is scary.
2014-05-06 09:42:02 PM  
2 votes:
I tried synthetic mj once. It was nothing like mj. I think they just market it like that to give the impression it's a safe, mellow high, which it's not. Never again.
2014-05-07 03:11:01 AM  
1 votes:

SemiDiscerning: TheWhoppah: Archfeld: The results of "Intelligent Design" ??
Not that weed is so hard to get in TX, it is just that possession of any of it will send you to jail forever.
Hell, in Texas they might just decide to fast-track you an execution for smoking 'devil' weed.

Possession of Marijuana is a "Cite and Release" offense in Texas.  The officer can write you a ticket and not even take you to jail.  You ain't from around here I take it?

Depends upon what area of the state you happen to be in when a bust might occur.  In Austin a LEO might ask for a toke, in East Texas you'd be fortunate if you weren't shot


^This^ plus the melanin content of your skin are the major factors in how they decide to choose from either "Catch & Release" vs "Mandatory Minimums".

White and likely able to afford a good attorney in Deep Ellum or South Austin is a whole different experience than black/brown and broke in Williamson County or Vidor.
2014-05-06 11:55:44 PM  
1 votes:

ScaryBottles: Around the DFW you can pick up an O for like $60 on just about any corner in Deep Ellum or off Lower Greenville


What in the holy heck possesses people to smoke weed that costs $60 an ounce? Kill that crap with Roundup or something.
2014-05-06 11:50:46 PM  
1 votes:

lindalouwho: Doesn't anyone suspect something may be horribly wrong - like product tampering?


Anyone with an education on this stuff would give you a hearty and LOL you dumbass 'NO.'

It's been around for years. Everyone knows the shiat makes you sketch out. It's an untested freaking research chemical you can buy online in huge quantities.
2014-05-06 10:46:03 PM  
1 votes:

Somaticasual: That's 120 more than would have overdosed on you know, the regular kind...


And we are DONE here.  Came to say that, etc.

Real weed is not nearly as harmful as all the substitutes people will use when they can't use the real thing.  Why is it that the safe stuff is illegal and paint thinner is still sold over the counter?
2014-05-06 10:41:23 PM  
1 votes:

MrHappyRotter: Well, when you make the real thing illegal, and difficult to find compared to being able to go to the local head shop and/or hopping online, then yes, you're going to end up with more of this sort of thing. There is no end to legal substances that can get you high, and as you ban one, another is already in the pipeline. But, as you continue down that path, you'll find there's less and less known about the new substance(s), and that the side effects are progressively scarier and more dangerous.

And, you're stupid if you believe that people will just give up on getting high. It's not going to happen.

Let's consider two scenarios. Scenario A: You smoked too much pot, start getting panicky, go to the hospital. If you fess up and admit to what you consumed, they can give you some saline, maybe give you something to calm your nerves. Everything's fine. Scenario B: You bought some herbal thing off the Internet, consumed too much, now your heart is racing and you're drifting in and out of reality. You go to the hospital. Guess what? The hospital is just guessing at how to treat you. They've never heard of this herb, can't verify that's what you actually consumed, and don't know enough about how to treat an overdose to actually effectively keep things from getting worse.

Every last person who is out there fighting against legalization of marijuana or sitting around complacent/apathetic/whatever and not actively voting out the fark heads in the government who keep marijuana illegal are entirely, 100% to blame for these kinds of deaths. End of story.


Nope. The people putting a substance into their own body are to blame. Personal responsibility, how does it work? If you don't want to end up in hospital don't do the drug.
2014-05-06 10:20:40 PM  
1 votes:
If only there was some safe, natural, alternative.
2014-05-06 10:16:33 PM  
1 votes:

TheBigJerk: straight leaf is impossible to die from.


blog.oregonlive.com

1 ton of marijuana, or anything else, falls on you and it's gonna hurt.
2014-05-06 10:05:25 PM  
1 votes:

Egalitarian: legalize real pot and then you'll have a lot less ODs.


What makes you think they want less ODs?

It seems that everything is going according to plan.
2014-05-06 10:01:23 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: Is real weed that hard to get in Texas?


no
2014-05-06 09:58:18 PM  
1 votes:

Somaticasual: That's 120 more than would have everoverdosed on you know, the regular kind...


Marjuana is many things, but barring some major allergy you're looking at very low chance of overdose given the LD50. Not even a Cheech and Chong style jumbo sized blunt could do it.
2014-05-06 09:53:55 PM  
1 votes:
Not legal in my part of Texas, subby ...
Skr
2014-05-06 09:49:41 PM  
1 votes:

PreMortem: I tried synthetic mj once. It was nothing like mj. I think they just market it like that to give the impression it's a safe, mellow high, which it's not. Never again.


It's a panic attack laden chem fest that shouldn't be associated with Marijuana in any shape, form, or name. Yeah, never again.
2014-05-06 09:48:12 PM  
1 votes:
timedotcom.files.wordpress.com


Not for consumption? WTF?
 
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