Legal High?

“but mom, it’s TOTALLY legal!”

Hey, moms and dads! Got teenagers or kids in college? Then rush right over to YouTube and search “salvia.”

Salvia Divinorum – a type of synthetic marijuana, often known as “K2” or “Spice,” and bath salts products are often sold in legal retail outlets as “herbal incense” and “plant food,” respectively, and labeled “not for human consumption” to mask their intended purpose and avoid FDA regulatory oversight. Synthetic marijuana consists of plant material that has been laced with substances that users claim mimics the primary psychoactive active ingredient in marijuana, and are marketed toward young people as a “legal” high.

Hey what could be wrong about buying fake drugs from a shady convenience store? Well, as I said, watch the videos. From my observation, when it goes bad, it looks like the user experiences a wave of mind-bending terror. Seems to only last about 10 minutes, but who knows what permanent damage might be going on?

So, obviously the law is cracking down. States are suing the manufacturers and distributors, and they are trying to educate the masses. It’s kind of like those pharmaceutical commercials with the annoying list of side effects at the end. Only these side effects include “…agitation, extreme nervousness, nausea, vomiting, racing heartbeat, elevated blood pressure, tremors and seizures, dilated pupils, extreme paranoia, hallucinations, and violent behavior, which causes users to harm themselves or others.”

Anyway, I didn’t mean to go all “ABC After School Special” on you, but these are the types of things busy working parents can miss. There’s more info at the original article. And now that you’re completely terrified, have a great weekend!


8 thoughts on “Legal High?”

  1. Thank-you,Thank-you….With 3 teenagers in the house I TRY to keep up with whats going on. This really helps.

  2. That’s another reason to legalize pot and standardize it. No such side effects if the kids get their hands on it, which they shouldn’t… just sayin’.

  3. Yes for some that choose this form of high,wrongly assuming that it compares to a marijuana high,can be extremely dangerous.A bit like the 70’s when the government was spraying marijuana crops with paraquat.Many of the growers, instead of torching their fields,knowingly sold the tainted stuff. Many people got very sick and some died.In Texas,we have people that make their chemicals.and spray the salvia themselves.If anything would convince a person that the stuff is harmful,just look to these folks.Once bright,attentive,and having goals in life, after 6 months of spraying salvia with these chemicals,these people have little of their brain function left,and these are not people smoking it.If just handling the chemicals can do this, it is only reasonable to assume that one smoking on a regular basis also becomes “brain dead”. Towns and cities all over Texas are making it illegal,but the chemists are ready for that and simply take out one chemical and add another, so that it is “legal”. But the little dive stores that sell it,have a certain system. Lists of people who come there to purchase it and the one buying is asked to a different area of the store,and the salvia is slipped to them,then they have to make a purchase at the store.It’s actually harder to get the salvia than it is to get marijuana.

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