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Fake Pot Can Take Out Your Kidneys

22 Feb

News Flash: Illicit drug manufacturers are not chemists. They do not have BS, MA, or PhD degrees. They do not work for Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer or even your local pharmacy. What they do is mix up unknown substances in a used cat box in a dingy garage and sell it to kids.

Case is point: Spice or K2. These are synthetic cannabinoid compounds—basically fake pot. Sure they get you high. Sure they turn a frat party into a psychedelic funhouse, but they can also land you in a dialysis unit. Not that sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

As Jimi would say: “Purple Haze all in my brain.”

Of course, sadly, Jimi is dead.

 

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3 Comments

Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Medical Issues, Poisons & Drugs

 

3 responses to “Fake Pot Can Take Out Your Kidneys

  1. bellwriter

    February 22, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Dr. Lyle; I have a question about the legalization of marijuana. Since it is still majorly illegal in other places, are there agencies watching over its production. Very interesting article. Thanks

     
    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      February 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Legal sales are monitored by the DEA and other agencies but illegal manufacturing and sales are off the radar—until they aren’t and then law enforcement enters the picture.

       
  2. Cheryl B. Dale

    February 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Sad that people are too dumb to understand what drugs can do to you.

     

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