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Deathweed dot com ? WTF?

Discussion in 'Legal Edge' started by canadian1969, Feb 10, 2013.

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    canadian1969

    canadian1969 Active Member

    What the fudge are these people smoking? Like the legit legalization movement needs this crap clouding the waters. All over CNN this morning. "Synthetic Pot"

    According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, there were 6,959 calls nationwide related to adverse effects associated with synthetic cannabinoid compounds in 2011. This is nearly 2.4 times the amount of calls in 2010. Doctors have determined that synthetic marijuana can cause psychosis and increase the tendency of violent behavior. In September of last year, a Bulloch County woman was hospitalized after her boyfriend brutally assaulted her while under the influence of synthetic marijuana. Just this month, a 17-year-old in Washington state who was high on synthetic marijuana fatally stabbed a sleeping schoolmate because he felt “an urge to hurt someone.”
    Keenan and other law enforcement officials from across the state requested immediate signing of SB 370 in order to begin the crackdown on the substances.
    LINK

    All I can say is what the f man!? Really, what is this crap and when did this start happening?
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    cdnbudder

    cdnbudder Active Member

    wtf is "synthetic marijuana"?
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    ProfessorPotSnob

    ProfessorPotSnob New Member

    Synthetic cannabis is a psychoactive designer drug derived of natural herbs sprayed with synthetic chemicals that, when consumed, allegedly mimic the effects of cannabis. It is best known by the brand names K2[SUP][1][/SUP] and Spice,[SUP][2][/SUP] both of which have largely become genericized trademarks used to refer to any synthetic cannabis product. (It is also for this reason that synthetic cannabis is often referred to as spice product, due to the latter.) There is controversy among calling Spice and K2 synthetic cannabis and is considered by some to be a misnomer, because the ingredients contained in these products are mimics, not copies of THC.[SUP][3][/SUP]
    Research on the safety of synthetic cannabis is only now becoming available. Initial studies are focused on the role of synthetic cannabis and psychosis. It seems likely that synthetic cannabis can precipitate psychosis and in some cases it is prolonged. These studies suggest that synthetic cannabinoid intoxication is associated with acute psychosis, worsening of previously stable psychotic disorders, and also may have the ability to trigger a chronic (long-term) psychotic disorder among vulnerable individuals such as those with a family history of mental illness.[SUP][4][/SUP][SUP][5][/SUP]
    When synthetic cannabis blends first went on sale in the early 2000s (decade), it was thought that they achieved an effect through a mixture of legal herbs. Laboratory analysis in 2008 showed that this is not the case, and that they in fact contain synthetic cannabinoids that act on the body in a similar way to cannabinoids naturally found in cannabis, such as THC. A large and complex variety of synthetic cannabinoids, most often cannabicyclohexanol, JWH-018, JWH-073, or HU-210, are used in an attempt to avoid the laws that make cannabis illegal, making synthetic cannabis a designer drug. It has been sold under various brand names, online, in head shops, and at some gas stations.
    It is often marketed as "herbal incense"; however, some brands market their products as "herbal smoking blends". In either case, the products are usually smoked by users. Although synthetic cannabis does not produce positive results in drug tests for cannabis, it is possible to detect its metabolites in human urine. The synthetic cannabinoids contained in synthetic cannabis products have been made illegal in many European countries. On November 24, 2010, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced it would use emergency powers to ban many synthetic cannabinoids within a month.[SUP][6][/SUP] Prior to the announcement, several US states had already made them illegal under state law. In the US, as of March 1, 2011, five cannabinoids, JWH-018, JWH-073, CP-47,497, JWH-200, and cannabicyclohexanol have been placed on Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (and are therefore illegal to possess or use in the US); the Drug Enforcement Administration claims that said action is "to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety."[SUP][7][/SUP][SUP][8][/SUP] In July 2012, the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 was signed into law. It banned synthetic compounds commonly found in synthetic marijuana, placing them under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.[SUP][9][/SUP]
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    ProfessorPotSnob

    ProfessorPotSnob New Member

    In other words it is Bad News .. Sickening and wrong , but this is the system we know and hate !
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    canadian1969

    canadian1969 Active Member

    Yeah, I did the research shortly after posting, but man you would have to be a fucking moron to smoke that. She-it. Wood chips laced with god knows what else.
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    DonPepe

    DonPepe Active Member

    it sucks that they decided to call it "synthetic marijuana" when it has little to nothing to do with real marijuana. Its just another synthetic drug that is consumed by smoking an herb that looks similar to marijuana laced with these chems.
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    canadian1969

    canadian1969 Active Member

    Yes, but actually it's even worse than that. I was pretty pissed at CNN for the misnomer, other than them being similar in molecular structure to cannabinoids there really isn't telling what is going into these things. No way anything like that would pass CFIA up here, god at least I hope not. We can't get our shit together on actual pot laws never mind this poison. I have heard stories that tailings from mines and pesticides and all kinds of crap get into these "products". WOW.
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    Moldy

    Moldy Well-Known Member

    Well, the shit was formulated due to the fact the researchers can't get real weed. So basically it's our government's fault for making weed illegal in the first place. Then they turn around a say see, it's fucking dangerous. Asswipes galore.
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    DonPepe

    DonPepe Active Member

    they sell it as incense not as a consumable.
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    canadian1969

    canadian1969 Active Member

    PRECISELY. Thats what got me all fired up on CNN. Idiots.
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    canadian1969

    canadian1969 Active Member

    I suppose this is the stuff we are talking about, I can't fathom why any self respecting head shop would carry this shit. legalbuds dot com I wouldn't even post the link if I didn't think it educational.

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