April 3, 2015

New Drug Scourge - Deceiving The Masses

I have been off the road for too many years; never heard of these new drugs.

It can be even stronger than crystal meth or bath salts

Its effects can be as potent as crystal meth, bath salts or cocaine. It causes people to act erratically, uncontrollably and dangerously. It’s called flakka, and it’s the new designer drug hitting the streets of Florida.

In recent weeks in Florida, this new drug has led to a man trying to break down the door to a police station, a man impaling himself while trying to scale a fence, and an armed and naked man shouting about hallucinations from a rooftop, CBS reports.
And these marijuana derivatives.
Drug dealers are peddling a new marijuana product called Wax that looks and feels like lip balm and packs a kick equivalent to smoking 15-20 joints of weed.

Police in Roswell, Ga., discovered 80 grams of Wax during a recent drug bust. Roswell Police Officer Zachary Frommer told Fox 5 in Atlanta last week that the drug ring was selling the substance to high school students.

“It’s just an extra kick,” he said. “It gets ’em higher and it gets ’em higher faster. The 15-20 joints you smoke can equal a dose of the Wax.”

The marijuana concentrate, also known as Butter and Honeycomb, has the consistency of lip balm and is easy to conceal in lip balm jars. It can be eaten or smoked, using a bong or an electronic cigarette. It is made from the oils of marijuana plants and has a high level of THC -- the chemical that gets a user high.

Wax is also easy to make, but dangerous to handle.
Shatter, Budder, Oil
As the popularity of concentrates continues to grow, so do questions about the many forms that dabs can take. In this video, we’re taking a closer look at the three main types of concentrates – Shatter, Budder and Oil.

Shatter is smooth, clear and solid. It is the purest and most potent form because it involves a second extraction process that removes fats, lipids and waxes. This can result in over 80 percent THC. However, it also means that terpenes are lost in the process.

Budder retains more of the terpenes so it tends to be more flavorful but less potent – with THC percentages in the 70s. It has a creamy consistency from being whipped.

Oil tends to be the least refined of the three. It is a gooey, sticky liquid that can be hard to handle. This form – also known as honey oil or butane hash oil – can retain a full flavor profile, however, THC levels tend to be less consistent.
Shatter appears to be the most potent form of marijuana but it is not for novices.
The semi-clear solid, usually yellow to amber-colored, is typically produced into a thin slab that is snapped, or "shattered," apart into grams.

Levels of THC in concentrates like "shatter" — wax and oil are others — can reach 70 to 90 percent, Burkhart said.
It commonly is consumed through "dabbing," in which the product is melted over a heat source and inhaled. 
Burkhart said "shatter" can deliver a high that some people might not be able to handle.

"Experienced smokers said it's like smoking three blunts (a hollowed-out cigar filled with marijuana) in three seconds," he said. "One person said it was like moonwalking."
Revelations 18:23
"...and the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee. For thy merchants were the great men of the earth, for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived."

The Greek word used for sorcery here is the same word from which we get the term "pharmaceuticals."
The word pharmacy is derived from its root word pharma which was a term used since the 15th–17th centuries. However, the original Greek roots from pharmakos imply sorcery or even poison. In addition to pharma responsibilities, the pharma offered general medical advice and a range of services that are now performed solely by other specialist practitioners, such as surgery and midwifery. The pharma (as it was referred to) often operated through a retail shop which, in addition to ingredients for medicines, sold tobacco and patent medicines. The pharmas also used many other herbs not listed. The Greek word pharmakeia (Greek: φαρμακεία) derives from pharmakon (φάρμακον), meaning "drug", "medicine" (or "poison").
Translators of the King James bible used words such as sorcery and witchcraft for pharmakeia as at that time witches and sorcerers used drugs/potions to induce hallucinations in pagan worship and in attempts to communicate with the dead/spirit world.

It is astounding how many people use mind altering substances and expect good things to happen to them. And of course there's this:
DENVER (AP) - A rash of hash oil explosions is prompting lawmakers in Colorado and Washington to consider spelling out what's allowed when it comes to making hash or concentrated marijuana at home.

Both states have seen an increase in home fires and explosions linked to amateurs making hash - concentrated marijuana that can be inhaled or eaten.

Washington's proposal would ban amateur hash cooks from using butane or other explosive gases, though safer methods would be allowed. Colorado lawmakers are considering similar limits.

Concentrated marijuana is increasingly popular because it can be mixed with food and made at home more cheaply than buying it from a commercial dispensary.

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