Archive for February 13th, 2012

Fake Pot – Highs and Lows

Monday, February 13th, 2012

You can now walk into most corner convenience stores in America and buy “pretend pot.” It’s perfectly legal, cheap, and a lot easier to get than playing ‘hide and seek’ with your local drug dealer.  It can also get you high.  The problem is – because it’s chemically-made – no one knows exactly what else it will do.

Marijuana is a pretty safe drug.  It’s been “tested” on hundreds of millions of people for a few thousand years.  They don’t call it ‘weed’ for nothing – it just pops out of the ground although today’s varieties are cultivated as carefully as African violets.

Synthetic pot, sold as ‘herbal incense,’ is a psychoactive herbal and chemical product that, when smoked, gets the user high.  It’s sold legally because it doesn’t have the same chemical structure as regular cannabis.  Authorities are now rushing around trying to make it illegal.  They might succeed – right before shady scientists discover another chemical smorgasbord just out of reach of the law’s boundaries.

Does everyone realize how stupid it is NOT to control and tax legalized pot?