Bath Salts, Synthetic Marijuana Can Now be Drug Tested (Hallelujah)
We here in the medical marijuana capital of the nation think drug testing is, in general, invasive and, frankly, un-American. Freedom also applies to your highness.
But ... we'll make an exception for synthetic marijuana and bath salts, two recently outlawed drugs that make ecstasy look like a miracle cure for over-achievers. In other words, these particular substances have no redeeming qualities, even among recreational pros.
One drug testing company has come to the rescue to help rid America of face-eating cannibals everywhere:
Omega Laboraties announced this week that it can now test for synthetic pot (K2, Spice, et. al.) and the dreaded bath salts.
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And it can do so through oral swabs. Wow.
Last month the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act went into effect from coast-to-coast. It bans these horrific drugs. For once we're on the side of prohibition.
Not the good stuff.
There are too many bath salts freak-outs to mention here, but our colleague Simone Wilson started off a recent list of them with this guy:
Glendale 20-year-old Robert White was arrested last week after allegedly going on a rampage with a shovel -- swinging it wildly at birds before turning it on some poor old lady, saying, "I hate you and I want to kill you today."
As far as the synth-weed goes, in a town where bionic medical cannabis is still (barely) legal, why would anyone go near this stuff?
Omega is too kind in describing this particular high-tech weed as being ...
... created by taking plant-based substances and spraying them with toxic chemicals which mimic the effects of marijuana. Currently identified health risks include stroke, catatonia, and temporary paralysis.
Yeah. Or: Delusions, thoughts of suicide and as many as three months of psychotic episodes after using the crap.
John Vitullo, CEO of Omega Laboratories:
Omega's primary concern has always been to ensure public safety.
On that note, please test Andy Dick for us.
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