A recent survey identified 35 people who reported to ERs in Michigan with signs and symptoms of bath salts toxicity, including agitation, tachycardia, and delusions or hallucinations.2 Case reports describing episodes of transient paranoid psychosis resulting from bath salts ingestion are emerging in the literature.5 We report a unique case of persistent psychosis a month following the ingestion of bath salts mixed with marijuana.
Hash oil and waxes can be consumed using vape pens. Solids can also be placed on a heated platform usually made of titanium, quartz, or ceramic, where they are vaporized by high heat and inhaled through a dabbing tool, often called a rig.2
In addition, contaminants in concentrate products may be cause for concern. One study noted that 80% of tested concentrate samples were contaminated in some form, not only with pesticides (which is also a concern for dried bud), but also with residual solvents that were not fully purged in the manufacturing process. Users of BHO, for example, likely inhale some butane and other impurities along with the vaporized THC.2 It is important to note that direct inhalation of concentrated butane among recreational inhalant users carries multiple risks, including reported deaths.7 However, it is unclear what negative health outcomes result from the inhalation of residual butane, other solvents, or leftover contaminants during the dabbing process.
There is no shame in being a pickle, and there is no shame in being a person with addiction in recovery. There is a beautiful joy that can be found as a person in recovery that can far surpass the life before addiction. Accept the wholeness of your new identity and learn to discover the blessing obtained from living a recovery program. Form connections with and talk to others in recovery and connecting to their story of what it was like, what happened, and what it is like now will help you overcome the shame and stigma of being an alcoholic or addict and discover how wonderful it can be to be a pickle.
It was five hours before showtime and Lil Peep was in the back of his tour bus, getting high with two young fans. They were smoking dabs, high-potency doses of concentrated weed that are vaporized, then inhaled. This was Tucson, Arizona, in November 2017, and the afternoon heat hovered in the mid-80s. In the back lounge, the AC was cranked, and Peep, wearing a black, studded vest and multicolored checkered pants, had folded his long, lean frame onto an upholstered seat. Between him and the fans was a plastic table scattered with lighters, pens, rolling papers, scissors, ground-up bits of marijuana and a black sticker with the phrase alive + well on it.
Understanding the signs and symptoms of synthetic marijuana abuse can help you or a loved one make a decision about treatment. Every experience with synthetic marijuana addiction is different, and if you or a loved one are struggling, we are here to help.
Environmental: Environmental factors can play an enormous role in whether or not a person will begin experimenting with drug use, including experimenting with synthetic marijuana. It is not uncommon for individuals who grow up in chaotic home environments to begin using psychoactive substances as a means of escaping from the reality of the tumultuous world around them. Individuals who have suffered from various forms of trauma or abuse are also more likely to use substances as a way to numb themselves from their emotional pain and inner turmoil. Additionally, people who are exposed to drug use are at a higher risk of using drugs themselves.
In many cases, individuals who are addicted to drugs are suffering from a mental illness. While this is not true for everyone who abuses substances, those who are struggling with a mental disorder may be seeking out a means of self-medicating the symptoms of that disorder, resulting in their using synthetic marijuana. Some of the mental illnesses that can be associated with the existence of synthetic marijuana abuse can include:
If someone has been using synthetic marijuana for a prolonged period of time and then ceases use, he or she has the potential of experiencing withdrawal. This period has been said to last for up to three days and includes the following effects:
Khalil D. Smith was indicted in June 2022 on federal charges of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, crack cocaine, Xanax; convicted felon in possession of firearm; and possession of firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. The federal case was still underway as of December 2022. Multiple drug and weapons charges, along with a charge for resisting arrest, by the Nashville district attorney were dismissed against Smith on June 1, 2022, records show.
Bro i thought i was the only one that this happen to. So basically i had a neighbor that was a crack head he was on probation and they didnt test for k2/spice so thats what he smoked the most i would smoke weed thats it i had smoked k2 back when it had just got popular but i stop due to alot of people around me trippen bad on it so back to the story one day he was going to go get some from his plug he said it was some Afghanistan shit so it was supposed to be potent so he wanted me to go with him to go get it i said no problem it was just down the street like 2 miles got there amd he plug wasnt there so he said he might have gone to us so we walk back and he was there so i sit down my neighbor sits down and the guys is standing he lights a blunt hits it like weed big puffs passes it to me while my neighbor is getting the money so i hit it a good 3 times like weed me thinking its weed my neighbor then looks at me and says the kush bro (he knows i dont f with that) i pass it to him amd sit back in my chair and look down this is where it starts i slowly start to panic lossing sence of what around me in my head im thinking f i need to get inside and lay down asap the i look up and its like a slow motion movie my neighbor looks at me and says are you alright bro you good and the plug was like is he ok then i could see them just talking but what they were saying wasnt clear then i get stuck on repeat i can only see what was infront of me which was my neighbor and his rv so i start throwing up and everytime i throw up it hurts and my neighbor just kept coming up to me saying your gonna be alright but like 1000 times it felt like then i just wanted it to end but it didnt then i just accepted the thought that this was it that when i went into this place that i cant describe it was like just me like that one episode of spongebob where squidward goes on the elevator and goes to this blank place where its just him that how it felt only that i didnt have a form or shape just mind that when i forgot everything then i slowly snapped out of it when my neighbor put a glass of milk to my mouth and i grabbed it amd slowly regained concussion only remembering him then i was back so i went inside knowing it was my house but not who i was what i was doing looking around something piecing together and then boom i remembered everything i never felt so relieved in my life but that was my story
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body rather weakly, Burgin says. But some molecules in the synthetic chemicals hold on with an iron grip; they can be hundreds of times more potent than natural pot. Their chemical structures often bear little resemblance to THC, and that is part of what makes them difficult to regulate. In 2011 the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency banned five of the earliest such compounds to hit the streets, and in 2012 Congress passed the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act outlawing 15 chemicals. Makers responded with creative chemistry, crafting other molecules that have similar effects and thus staying one step ahead of the law, says Jeff Lapoint, director of the Division of Medical Toxicology at Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. The exact formula in the drugs recently found to be tainted with rat poison remains unclear. 153554b96e