You guys, skip the synthetic marijuana (or spice, or K2, or whatever you want to call it). Seriously. You might remember that back in May, Texas saw a rash of overdoses from K2, a form of synthetic marijuana that may have been mixed with a little PCP. Just last week, New Hampshire actually issued a public health emergency due to a string of overdoses on a different brand of synthetic marijuana called “Smacked!” Exclamation point included.
So what’s the difference between the media’s definition of a “pot overdose” and “spice overdose”? To start, no one has actually died of a marijuana overdose. The pot overdoses we’ve heard about in the news typically describe the intense high that comes from taking in more than the suggested dose of an edible – it doesn’t hurt anyone, it just feels uncomfortable. We can’t say the same for spice. The biggest problem with synthetics
Now that “legalization” has transformed from a buzzword into growing reality, America is starting to think about the kids. Oh, crap. The kids.
Well, that’s not entirely true. “Think of the children!” is still a popular argument against marijuana legalization. Legalizing the drug will in turn make it more accessible, to a degree. But we’ve dealt with the same issue in regards to alcohol, so it’s easily rebuffed.
So, America HAS thought of the kids. Maybe what they forgot, more specifically, is that kids don’t like being lied to, and we’ve been telling them about the danger of marijuana use for a very, very long time. It’s probably confusing for them now that we’ve changed our minds.
Well…now what? Drug educators see the problem, and are changing the conversation.
Let’s have a quiz. Of the two examples, which is a more ethical and
It seems like just yesterday that we were chanting “School’s out for summer!” with Alice Cooper, but “no more teachers, no more books” can’t last forever. Here we are, approaching the end of August once again.
Whether you’re a parent itching to get your bored kids back out of the house, a college student getting ready to spend all of your money on books, or someone who literally has no ties to academia anymore, we have back-to-school sales JUST for you!
This coming weekend – Friday, August 22 through Sunday, August 24 – we’re giving you some sweet deals to help you excel in HIGHER education. And, since you’ll be out and about back-to-school shopping for your academic needs anyway, don’t forget about the importance of your extracurricular activities! Better yet, come by before your back-to-school shopping for a more relaxed experience…
Texans have been all over the news recently with marijuana busts…just last night, a car hit a state trooper and bailed towards Rio Grande. Later, the car was found abandoned with more than 300 pounds of cannabis worth about $100,000. The trooper is okay – has been treated and released from a hospital – but the driver hasn’t been found yet.
Yet another bust took place in Central Texas this week, near Navasota. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office found almost 3,500 plants ranging from two to eight feet tall on a 50-acre property. The discovery was made after a neighbor reported the operation to authorities. Again, like similar operations recently found in Chambers County and in Polk County, it’s believed that the growers were living either on the property or nearby in the woods. Goodbye, $1.7 million worth of marijuana.
And of course we’ll have to wait
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