This has been a tough week. Battling pink eye for the last week or so virtually making it almost impossible to see since it is in both eyes, the loss of my Aunt 2 days ago, and now yet another loss. Coroner: Man found dead after accident on Watterson Expressway did not die from crash WHAS11 Louisville, Kentucky and India...
I do not write this for any sympathy. Those who know me know better but what I want folks to realize is that life is short.
The story above is just the initial story and there will be more to come. You see Jones is the Grandson of one of my family's oldest and dearest friends. His dad Dwayne is one of the good people in this world. For this to happen to a 21 year old is tragic by any stretch of the imagination.
I have to ask how in the world was this allowed to happen?
While we await the toxicology reports, I decided to do what I do and research K2 a bit to find out if it could have been involved. What I found was alarming to say the least.
It seems K2 has become the new fake marijuana in many circles. It's allure to the young is an easy one to follow. It is bought over the counter and gives essentially the same high as marijuana. What is not as well known however is the fact that K2 mainly comes from China and is treated with Chemicals.
So you are not smoking something "natural" you are smoking chemicals.
Just last night WHAS news did a story on K2 Popular new drug just banned in Kentucky, easy to get in Indiana WHAS11 Louisville, Kentucky and Indiana News Top Stories
According to the story: K2 is legal in most states, including Indiana, but just a few weeks ago K2 was banned in Kentucky; although anyone, with a few clicks of the mouse, can buy it over the internet.
Poison Control Centers across the country, including Louisville, have been getting calls landing users, mainly 17-to-29 years old, in the hospital with scary side effects.
Marketed as many things: incense, plant food, animal control, it is amazing at how we have allowed this labeling and yet we sell it in smoke shops and according to the WHAS story...
It’s marketed as incense, promising to make your house smell better.
But stores aren’t telling people not to smoke it.
Our reporter asked, “But it’s incense right? You’re not supposed to smoke it?”
“You can smoke it; that’s what they do smoke it,” was the answer.
You can also read an article here on K2: US MO: Fake Marijuana Gets Attention of Police
Britain, Germany, Poland, France, South Korea and Russia have moved to ban the sale of synthetic cannabis within the past year. Kansas may not be far behind.
To quote words from my immortal friend Francene, "life is short so make the most of it."
I will be doing an in depth look into K2 in the immediate future but for now get the word out.
K2 is deadly. Period.
Make sure people know...........
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