Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What are you smoking?

What are YOU smoking? Weed or "Fake Weed?"

First there was weed. Thinking about marijuana conjures up mental images of my parents' generation at Woodstock, long hair braided and donning tie-dyed shirts. Everyone is happy, ridiculously mellow, and enjoying the 60's they way there were enjoyed so frequently: stoned.
But have you heard of "Fake Weed?" The technical term for the mixture herbal and spice plants is K2 or "spice." Unbeknownst to many, it is sprayed with a potent drug compound that causes a way for intense high than just smoking regular weed. It costs about as much per ounce as marijuana, and is completely legal.

So before you leave your computer or drop your iPhone wondering "Where can I score some?" consider this: K2 has already landed 30 young people ages 14-21 in the hospital with hallucinations, high blood pressure, vomiting and seizures. Even the creator of K2, organic chemist John W. Huffman of Clemson University, states that the drug is tremendously dangerous. "You're a potential winner of a Darwin award" he says.

To read about the dangers of K2, click on the dudes with the hookah. If you are looking for a natural high, go enjoy this beautiful June day. Chances are you won't end your day with a trip to the ER!

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