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(CBC)   Drugs testing positive for fentanyl has gone up by a fair bit in Canada... and by "fair bit", they mean 2,000%   ( cbc.ca) divider line
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2017-11-09 04:13:14 PM  
I hear some people are avoiding all pills and powders because of this.
 
2017-11-09 04:50:26 PM  
Fentanyl is extremely potent and relatively cheap, so dealers mix it into drugs like heroin to stretch their supplies, experts say.

If heroin was legal and distributed under gov't control this wouldn't be an issue, plus instead of blowing money in law enforcement we could blow the same money in health care but fund it with taxes.
 
2017-11-09 08:43:15 PM  
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Yikes, is that an invisible monocle or are you just displeased to see me?
 
2017-11-09 08:53:39 PM  
I've not been able to find real heroin in years, it's been fentanyl forever. Well, ok, I just end up doing oxy since I like the energy. I'm kinda happy about it though, some types of fent are so potent that a few pounds will supply the world. There is simply no way to stop that coming into the country, meaning laws might actually become sensible.

Really, the main side effects of opiates are constipation and addiction, that's it. Overdose comes around from inconsistent quality and people thinking they can use the dose they used to do before they managed to stay clean for a while. They are actually nice and safe with people taking them daily for years with no ill effects.
 
2017-11-09 08:55:01 PM  
If the results detect any of it, you can't really say it's fenta-nil...

/I'll show my self out.
 
2017-11-09 08:55:12 PM  
Honestly I don't understand why killing your users makes sense, seriously this just seems idiotic
 
2017-11-09 08:57:10 PM  
With that kind of a price increase how isn't the market going away? Hmm, let me go RTA
 
2017-11-09 09:00:19 PM  
Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
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/narcan me up before you go-go
//I'm not planning on dying solo
///Choose life!
 
2017-11-09 09:16:53 PM  
My brother OD'd on fentanyl a couple months ago and his cohorts gave him a huge hit of crack to wake him up.
Hr and one of his buddies went to the Ivy League lmao.  Now they get picked up on the street hauling plastic tubs full of rebar.
Don't  do hard drugs, kids.
 
2017-11-09 09:20:50 PM  
60%?  Holy fark.
 
2017-11-09 09:26:49 PM  

ThrillaManilla: My brother OD'd on fentanyl a couple months ago and his cohorts gave him a huge hit of crack to wake him up.
Hr and one of his buddies went to the Ivy League lmao.  Now they get picked up on the street hauling plastic tubs full of rebar.
Don't  do hard drugs, kids.


Yeah, that does not actually work. Everyone I know knows this, but we get good harm reduction and nalaxone kits here.
 
2017-11-09 09:28:27 PM  
If we all ignored the problem for like a year and looked the other way it would just go away.

Easily save a few billions too.
 
2017-11-09 09:32:39 PM  
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2017-11-09 09:48:38 PM  

Barfmaker: Fentanyl is extremely potent and relatively cheap, so dealers mix it into drugs like heroin to stretch their supplies, experts say.

If heroin was legal and distributed under gov't control this wouldn't be an issue, plus instead of blowing money in law enforcement we could blow the same money in health care but fund it with taxes.


And then, we make the argument, "If food was distributed under government control to these addicts on government heroin, the malnutrition problem wouldn't be an issue.  Then the housing for addict, then the "insert cell phone, internet, mass transit pass, etc."

Decriminalizing things, I can get behind, however, "making it legal",  is not a panacea for all humanity's ills and problems.

Before you say, "we spend X on the military to kill brown people, yada yada", you are going to have to sell the bill of goods that taking money from the populous and investing it in individuals that are a net drain on society is better than those funds going to people you are not actively bribing to not commit crimes to further their lifestyle.
 
2017-11-09 09:49:54 PM  
2 milligrams of fentanyl, a lethal dose
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2017-11-09 10:28:21 PM  

interstellar_tedium: Honestly I don't understand why killing your users makes sense, seriously this just seems idiotic


Unless your aim was not to make money by selling drugs, but rather to encourage a North American shift towards the Right.

Listen, you know how we figured out there was a fentanyl epidemic in North America?  Someone called up Customs and told them to expect drugs in a certain package from China--that package contained a kilogram of carfentanil with a REAL street value of $250,000 to $1,000,000 depending on what market it was bagged and sold in...

...No drug dealer would ever do that.  It's pointless.  We have an entirely different situation on our hands right now.  Again, our leadership is unwilling to call this what it is because they're profiting from it policy.

This is terrorism.  And only one nation in the world keeps a standing supply of carfentanil large enough to pull this off: Russia.
 
2017-11-09 10:43:07 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: interstellar_tedium: Honestly I don't understand why killing your users makes sense, seriously this just seems idiotic

Unless your aim was not to make money by selling drugs, but rather to encourage a North American shift towards the Right.

Listen, you know how we figured out there was a fentanyl epidemic in North America?  Someone called up Customs and told them to expect drugs in a certain package from China--that package contained a kilogram of carfentanil with a REAL street value of $250,000 to $1,000,000 depending on what market it was bagged and sold in...

...No drug dealer would ever do that.  It's pointless.  We have an entirely different situation on our hands right now.  Again, our leadership is unwilling to call this what it is because they're profiting from it policy.

This is terrorism.  And only one nation in the world keeps a standing supply of carfentanil large enough to pull this off: Russia.


I prefer to think instead of that level of paranoia that drug dealers are just absolute morons and so are their customers, seriously dude lay off the infowars it is just as bad for you as fentanyl
 
2017-11-10 12:30:38 AM  
Damned dangerous stuff. 1,100 deaths in British Columbia in the last year. That's more deaths than Canada might see in two years from all homicides.

And yet a bunch of Nimbies and right wing city councellors or aldermen oppose safe injection sites and the like, which would have a palliative effect. A least somebody could call an ambulance and save a few people, perhaps even get them clean for a while or for good sometimes.

The pushers and their suppliers adulterate drugs to give them more kick the same way cigarette and alcohol producers do and with precisely the same social results, only worse for everybody. Caveat emptor just doesn't work unless you support the public with scientific, commercial and social tools.

Individuals and small grass roots organizations can no more fight drugs than they can fight global warming alone or guns.

It's all the same game. Crime and epidemiology are  the perfect model for the study of capitalism in the raw, blood on teeth and claw form and what is crime but a business like any other, minus regulation, over-sight, morality and ethics?
 
2017-11-10 01:59:58 AM  

Barfmaker: Fentanyl is extremely potent and relatively cheap, so dealers mix it into drugs like heroin to stretch their supplies, experts say.

If heroin was legal and distributed under gov't control this wouldn't be an issue, plus instead of blowing money in law enforcement we could blow the same money in health care but fund it with taxes.


In Canada?
 
2017-11-10 02:02:26 AM  

Type random string here: 2 milligrams of fentanyl, a lethal dose
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Holy crap! That's not much, that's such a tiny bit.

In my Dads last weeks, after his Kidney cancer had metastasized, the Hospice Nurse brought Fentanyl patches, he used one, when it hit him he ripped it off, never used them again. He said he wanted to go out himself not a drooling vegetable. Seven years and I miss him as much as always.

I can't imagine shooting up anything! I am, not a fan of needles. I can get a shot of have blood taken now. I don't like it but I can control myself and allow it. My heart would give out if I ever had to give myself injections. I just can't understand how people can do that to themselves. All the nope.
 
2017-11-10 06:51:12 AM  
The govt, working as an agent for Big Pharma and the ultra-batshiat "conservative" sub-faction of the Rebublicoont faction, is poisioning the supply to justify the war on drugs to the public,  fark the poors,  and limit competition.  I have absolutely zero evidence.

Though there was little Paraquat thing they did to weed.  And the deliberate poisioning of booze during prohibition.  And all the child porn propagating in the name of stopping child porn.  And and and.....That's totally irrelevant.
 
2017-11-10 08:13:54 AM  

brantgoose: Damned dangerous stuff. 1,100 deaths in British Columbia in the last year. That's more deaths than Canada might see in two years from all homicides.

And yet a bunch of Nimbies and right wing city councellors or aldermen oppose safe injection sites and the like, which would have a palliative effect. A least somebody could call an ambulance and save a few people, perhaps even get them clean for a while or for good sometimes.

The pushers and their suppliers adulterate drugs to give them more kick the same way cigarette and alcohol producers do and with precisely the same social results, only worse for everybody. Caveat emptor just doesn't work unless you support the public with scientific, commercial and social tools.

Individuals and small grass roots organizations can no more fight drugs than they can fight global warming alone or guns.

It's all the same game. Crime and epidemiology are  the perfect model for the study of capitalism in the raw, blood on teeth and claw form and what is crime but a business like any other, minus regulation, over-sight, morality and ethics?


In Ottawa even after the province was willing to send heat type tents due to what is happening here so people could have a safe area to do stuff that was run by a group called opo,the mayor said no. Can't wait for the election and get rid of him and the councillor in the area.
 
2017-11-10 08:41:58 AM  

Cuyose: you are going to have to sell the bill of goods that taking money from the populous and investing it in individuals that are a net drain on society is better than those funds going to people you are not actively bribing to not commit crimes to further their lifestyle.


That money is already being taken from the populous and invested in individuals who are a net drain on society. In this case it's going into the criminal justice system because we've made heroin illegal. If we made it legal that same money would be going into the health care system instead.

I also didn't say that heroin should be given out for free, it should be regulated and taxed. Regulating it would make it safer and save municipal health dollars. Getting tax money for the sale of it would further help to defray costs that we are currently paying.

My argument is that heroin is a public health issue, not a criminal issue. We've tried to deal with is as a criminal justice issue for many, many decades, over 40 years now, and it hasn't worked and in fact it has only gotten worse. At some point we need to admit that to ourselves, sooner would be my preference.
 
2017-11-10 09:28:53 AM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: I've not been able to find real heroin in years, it's been fentanyl forever. Well, ok, I just end up doing oxy since I like the energy. I'm kinda happy about it though, some types of fent are so potent that a few pounds will supply the world. There is simply no way to stop that coming into the country, meaning laws might actually become sensible.

Really, the main side effects of opiates are constipation and addiction, that's it. Overdose comes around from inconsistent quality and people thinking they can use the dose they used to do before they managed to stay clean for a while. They are actually nice and safe with people taking them daily for years with no ill effects.


Yeah, addiction is something to just brush off and not worry about.
 
2017-11-10 11:43:06 AM  
I'm a fan of this problem fixing itself. Narcan just gives junkies another chance to OD again.
 
2017-11-10 03:10:56 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: interstellar_tedium: Honestly I don't understand why killing your users makes sense, seriously this just seems idiotic

Unless your aim was not to make money by selling drugs, but rather to encourage a North American shift towards the Right.

Listen, you know how we figured out there was a fentanyl epidemic in North America?  Someone called up Customs and told them to expect drugs in a certain package from China--that package contained a kilogram of carfentanil with a REAL street value of $250,000 to $1,000,000 depending on what market it was bagged and sold in...

...No drug dealer would ever do that.  It's pointless.  We have an entirely different situation on our hands right now.  Again, our leadership is unwilling to call this what it is because they're profiting from it policy.

This is terrorism.  And only one nation in the world keeps a standing supply of carfentanil large enough to pull this off: Russia.


Citation needed...
 
2017-11-10 05:37:43 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: interstellar_tedium: Honestly I don't understand why killing your users makes sense, seriously this just seems idiotic

Unless your aim was not to make money by selling drugs, but rather to encourage a North American shift towards the Right.

Listen, you know how we figured out there was a fentanyl epidemic in North America?  Someone called up Customs and told them to expect drugs in a certain package from China--that package contained a kilogram of carfentanil with a REAL street value of $250,000 to $1,000,000 depending on what market it was bagged and sold in...

...No drug dealer would ever do that.  It's pointless.  We have an entirely different situation on our hands right now.  Again, our leadership is unwilling to call this what it is because they're profiting from it policy.

This is terrorism.  And only one nation in the world keeps a standing supply of carfentanil large enough to pull this off: Russia.


Except, these packages come from China.

https://apnews.com/7c85cda5658e46f3a3​b​e95a367f727e6/chemical-weapon-sale-chi​nas-unregulated-narcotic
 
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