Thursday, October 24, 2019

Tainted Weed: Beware of Fentanyl, other Narcotics and Embalming Fluid

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: SFcbs y Forbes   
                              Feds: Beware Of Fentanyl Disguised To Look Like Marijuana

Federal law enforcement officials are warning local police about a fentanyl product disguised to look like marijuana or a fake marijuana herbal product called "spice".

An internal law enforcement bulletin obtained by CBS affiliate KUTV describes the trend and warns law enforcement agencies across the country to be aware of the potential dangers.

The bulletin, which originates in Ohio, states the cannabis-looking substance tested positive for fentanyl, heroin, tramadol and traces of methamphetamine.

“A lot of emotions,” recovering addict Chris Ruflin said after looking at photos included in the bulletin. “I think a lot of death. I think a lot of people stepping into the realm of overdose unexpectedly.”
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DANGEROUS DISGUISE: What looks like weed tested  positive for fentanyl, heroin, Tramadol, and traces of meth. https://kutv.com/news/local/it-looks-like-weed-but-its-not-law-enforcement-warn-of-fentanyl-disguised-as-cannabis-10-22-2019 …
       It looks like weed, but it's not: Law enforcement warn of fentanyl disguised as cannabis

A dangerous and deadly drug is popping up disguised to look like marijuana. KUTV 2News obtained an internal law enforcement bulletin describing the trend. The bulletin warned law enforcement...

The fentanyl-disguised-as-cannabis products have been seen in Ohio and Canada so far.

KUTV reached out to multiple law enforcement agencies in Utah, who all said they have not seen this product on the streets yet.

“When you start seeing something anywhere in the U.S., there’s a good chance it’s going to spread across the country,” said Sgt. Brandon Shearer of the Salt Lake City Police Department.

It’s not only potentially dangerous for drug users, but for unsuspecting officers who think they might be handling weed when it’s actually fentanyl, which is much more deadly to the touch.

“You don’t know where it came from, you don’t know how it was made, and you’re really taking a huge personal safety risk by taking those substances in,” Shearer said.
Excerpt from Forbes:
By: Mike Adams
Two Reasons To Legalize Marijuana: Embalming Fluid And Fentanyl-Laced Pot On Black Market

I know, I know, hold up – we’ve been reading articles suggesting that all of the horror stories about marijuana tainted with fentanyl is just the product of misinformation and lies, lies, lies. Well, it might be, or at least it started out that way. But there now appears to be at least one instance where marijuana has tested positive for this savage opioid. It happened just last week in upstate New York.

“With fentanyl-laced marijuana now confirmed to be in New York state, I am extremely concerned for the safety of anyone using marijuana," Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol told the Oneida Daily Dispatch. "Everyone needs to be aware that the potential of getting fentanyl-laced marijuana is possible and the side effects can be deadly. We have seen the tragic results of what heroin and fentanyl mixed together can do and I fear for what will be happening now that it’s being mixed into marijuana."

It should be pointed out, however, that some reports of fentanyl-laced marijuana (and other drugs for that matter) have been discounted in the past. Law enforcement just has a way of speaking too soon when it comes to the details of illegal drug seizures. In many cases, not all of the variables are taken into account before a spokesman for the department starts talking to the media. It’s one of the primary reasons misinformation about weird drugs starts to spread so rapidly in this day and age.

“There’s this mistaken belief that law enforcement are experts on the drugs they are seizing,” Northeastern University drug policy expert Leo Beletsky. “That’s just not the case, and that’s part of the problem.”
But whether or not the latest report of fentanyl-laced weed is fake news, as many in the cannabis advocacy community would have the public believe, or just another blunder by the boys in blue is not the basis of this column in particular. You can get all of that “Nuh-Uh, Weed is Always Fentanyl Free” crap from any number of cannabis publications out there currently running damage control right now on the subject. This piece, for better or worse, is intended to drive home the fact that while fentanyl-laced marijuana may not be as prominent as some law enforcement officials claim, it is certainly possible that this drug mixture exists. After all, we have definitive evidence (some of us more than others) that black market dealers are still soaking marijuana in embalming fluid and even fortifying it with cocaine and opioids like heroin, so what is it about fentanyl and marijuana that seems so impossible?

Absolutely nothing.

But here’s the thing: It is not likely that marijuana is being produced with fentanyl content for distribution to an unsuspecting public. It is also possible that all of the false reports surrounding marijuana and fentanyl (and there have been a few) have inspired some cut-rate dealer (or dealers) to make the drug combination a reality and this is where the danger now begins. We have no way of knowing the whole truth at this time. All we know for sure is that fentanyl-laced marijuana doesn’t appear to be a widespread problem in this country. Even the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has said that the death toll from drug overdoses would be much more apocalyptic if this specific drug combo were a real concern. That doesn’t mean it isn’t happening, though. But if it is, chances are the drug is being manufactured and distributed to a specialty market that also enjoys the “on-the-nod” effects of opioids and other hard drugs. It’s not something the average pot smoker would ever be interested in. Diehard cannabis users typically do not want anything in their weed except some good old fashioned, non-life-threatening THC.

Then again, accidents happen.

If I fell victim back in the day to a joint soaked in embalming fluid, who’s to say the same thing cannot happen to others, but with fentanyl?  I suppose my main gripe with cannabis advocates right now is that they are so hellbent on calling BS on all of these marijuana-fentanyl claims that they have created a situation where it could mean bad, bad things for someone who believes it's only a myth. These groups don’t know any better than the rest of us whether this scene is developing, and furthermore, they act like no one, not even the sleaziest of scumbag dope dealers would ever poison marijuana in this manner. Well, they might…and chances are they probably have.

Nevertheless, this horrible situation is actually the best reason we have right now for pushing to legalize marijuana at the national level. Once weed is put in the position of being sold in retail outlets like alcohol, the bulk of all this marijuana-laced-with-anything business is as good as gone. There may be some exceptions – hardcore drug abusers might actually enjoy the effects of combining marijuana and opioids – but any real threat to the general pot smoking public would get snuffed out quick.

It’s the main reason that throughout all of the shocking tales spinning from the nation’s opioid epidemic -- the death and destruction -- you’ve never once heard any reports of fentanyl-laced beer. Nope. All the breweries in this country have to worry about running damage control on is corn syrup.

29 comments:

  1. Cross-contamination from poor supply chains in most cases. As for the bag pictured second left in the blue background photo, if you’re willing to smoke that and say it’s bud, then you have no self-preservation instincts.

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    1. Best to just go to your legal recreational cannabis store, and be safe.

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    2. Haha the one tied up like a bag of dope? Yeah I’d agree 😂

      Phelpso

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    3. Thats the all american panic mode to scare the people to get more DHS, police, more guns, more surveilance and more rights taken away from the people.
      They dont want free thinking patriots, just stupid sheeps following everyone, beliving everything.

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  2. Video isn’t about fent being put in weed.

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  3. This is plain STUPID. Why the hell would a drug dealer "lace" his weed (cheap) with a more EXPENSIVE drug? That makes NO sense. Us weed smokers are not that dumb to believe this crap. FAIL

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    1. Fenty is very very VERY inexpensive. However I’m not buying this crap. I’ve heard of real spice, which is oregano and other herbs that look like weed get soaked in this stuff but not cannabis itself. That’s would be plain stupid.

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    2. I know fent is cheap- but was watching a video yesterday sayin the price of a kilo of h paste hit an all time low of 200$- (i read before that a key of h was like 1200 down there)
      Is fent even cheaper than that??? Pretty soon theres going to be 0 heroin and itll all be fent- which most users dont even prefer- stronger isnt always better

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  4. Sounds like their machines are faulty

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  5. Dont do drugs folks... sobriety is much better.

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    1. setup rules, choose your drug, think about it, if you decide to go - stick with your rules and dont think about things you might miss.

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  6. Just for the simple fact that fentanyl is extremely expensive , this is not ever going to be sold. Maybe a dealer put some bud in a bag that had fentanyl in it previously. But no one is losing profits and cutting weed with opiates.

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    1. Where can i read about fent being expensive??? I read that fent has h at an all time low- it being expensive makes no sense to me

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  7. Fentanyl is in the process of ruining the drug trade. History hasn’t seen such a deadly drug-related epidemic. This evil scourge will force the hand of politicians as their loved ones fall prey to its deadly grips. I have known 15 people in the last year who died as a result of carfentenil and or fentanyl. I don’t associate with drugs but the town I’m from is small and a lot of people I knew from high school went that route and paid the price. The old school shit ain’t pretty but my guess is several kingpins fall over pushing this hugely profitable yet murderous poison. Pushers of this drug are no better than those who abuse children and rapists. Y’all belong under the f+$&ing jail

    Stay under the radar and stick to the billions from the yay. Why kill your customers??

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    1. Dont blame the dealers, blame the customers! Why beeing so stupid and e.g. doing fent pills on a party? Everyone knows what will happen. I have some colleagues from the states and they eat those walmart painkiller pills like popcorn. And later asking why liver an kidney are fucked up.
      Thats the american way. So dont blame the dealers.

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    2. So you think dealers that sell fent labelled as h arent doing anything wrong???

      You think thats all good??

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  8. Look up “amnesia”, it’s methadone or heroin laced weed that they sell in Camorra strongholds across Naples and Southern Italy.

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  9. Its pcp not embalming fluid if you smokedd strait embalming fluid who know wtf it would do.i think its an ingredient but its not pure embalming fluid.

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  10. Genius idea: procure the most dangerous drug there is and law enforcement’s top priority right now, mix it with some weed, and then sell it to unsuspecting customers, potentially killing them in the process and risking exposure of prosecution for murder

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  11. Those Chinese guys are smart, I wouldn't be surprised if half the drug market was fake cocaine coming from China

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    1. No they are stupid as it comes, killing their customers, and creating momentum for legalization.

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    2. I honestly believe the same thing.

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  12. It is hard to believe what is fact and what is propaganda. Scare tactics have been used for so many years and it has not slowed down the demand.

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  13. You have cheap skunk but want to stand out so you add H or F or something strong to emphasize the high. Ultimately strict testing for legal retail will bring weed into the safe(r) zone. Only street people will buy scrap pot or juiced product from street dealers in the future.

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  14. I wonder if the same u.s government is lacing pills and marijuana? Just so we can continue this “war on drugs”? Back in the 80s cops would leave weapons out in the streets of la so gang could kill each other, Yes it’s true. My wife’s brother is cop and he told me stories he heard about this.

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  15. im calling bs. even a high school pothead who smokes "reggie" would inspect his buds and notice something not quite right....even if it were true that fentanyl was finding itself in cheap mex brick weed, word would get out... pot heads wont buy that shit, thats not their thing.

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  16. I just don't know guys and gals.....That is why I included the Forbes excerpt. I can't EVER understand why any one would want to kill their customers, seems like a plainly stupid business plan..., but who know where greed takes these people ? I don't even understand why anyone would want fake mota, spice, or kratom and all the rest of it when there is a non stop supply of great organic strains of mota in the States and even from Mx......must all be street economics. I agree, however, that Fent is now cheap and dangerous and ruining the market for reasons beyond fathom.

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