Prohibition caused almost 120 people in Dallas and Austin to overdose on a synthetic drug in just 5 days.
K2 is sold as “synthetic marijuana”, despite the fact that K2 is not related to marijuana at all. The victims in Dallas were reportedly so sick that they had to be sedated.
K2’s formula is regularly changed to avoid illegality and users choose it because it is legally available and they will not risk arrest or fail a drug test.
“The compound is changed,” Stacey Davis, director of prevention programs for the Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse in Dallas told WFAA. “And it’s not illegal, because they have not banned that compilation of the drug.”
WFAA concludes: “These changes not only make K2 easier to get, but often make it more addictive and deadly, in some cases.”
Prohibiting drugs results in more dangerous drugs being produced. If the goal of the war on drugs is to prevent dangerous drug use, it is counter-productive.
Written by Alternative Free Press
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