Drug cartels switching to synthetic drugs – Boing Boing

The Economist reports how cartels changed their business models to adapt to demand for opioids—a demand created legally by pharmaceutical company advertising and marketing campaigns in the U.S., but now met illegally by low-quality labs outside it.
Police in the U.S. routinely claim that officers have overdosed by merely handling or even being near fentanyl. While this is false and suggestive of delusional or deceptive behavior, the video here of fentanyl being made is quite hairy indeed.

Mike Lindell in sad clown face “There is no room in the drug culture for amateurs.” — Uncle Duke, Doonesbury Trump sycophant and pillow salesperson Mike Lindell claims to have once tried to rid Minnesota of drugs by ingesting them all. Assuming Minnesota has a high volume of low-quality pharmaceuticals, this explains much about Mr. Lindell’s beliefs and behaviors. Crooks and… READ THE REST
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has a plan to make heroin and cocaine more pure so that your children can confidently make a purchase without anxieties over a possible fentanyl overdose. “We will secure the borders so your kids won’t have to fear, wondering that they’re buying fentanyl [a synthetic opioid covertly added to heroin… READ THE REST
In Texas, a Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy was taken to a hospital after consuming seized drug he says he thought was “candy.” The stash came from a safety sweep of an apartment that resulted in a large seizure of “marijuana and boxes of edibles and mushrooms.” The deputy was taken to a hospital but… READ THE REST
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