There’s a new needle in the bush, far more deadly than heroin and cocaine, and it’s affecting Canadian society greatly. Weed has become a drug that can easily kill you through the increased production of it being counterfeited.
With the rise of crime and public health safety, here are five things you need to know about weed in Canada:
- It’s most likely counterfeit. You are more than likely to be smoking a counterfeit weed that is toxic for your health right now. There’s a new trend by drug dealers across the country, which is making counterfeit weed by adding patches of fentanyl in random green stuff, like oregano, to maximize their profits. The scary thing is that it works! It gives off a good high but it’s highly addictive and has chances of deteriorating your health instantaneously.
- It has a mixture of other drugs in it. Opioid drugs like Vicodin, oxycodone, Oxycontin, Percocet, morphine, codeine and fentanyl are now in it. These drugs are highly dangerous because they cannot be detected, as they have no smell or taste. They provide a cheap high for the price of your life. Opioid use is currently the third leading cause of accidental death in Ontario. Here’s an article for more information: Drug Mix-up believed responsible of Abbotsford overdose.
3. Ontario is in trouble. People are dying on a steep curve; they are overdosing fentanyl without knowing. About one in eight deaths in Ontario are related to Opioid use. Approximately 655 deaths are directly linked to fentanyl. Here’s an article: Fentanyl – A Growing Problem in Toronto.
4. Drug related crimes are on the rise. There has been a reported increase in crimes such as robberies and muggings. Did you know every day in Toronto, there are at least three bank robberies related to drug abuse of fentanyl? Toronto police say fentanyl is approximately 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, and is approximately 40 times more potent than heroin, no wonder it causes people to be desperately addicted to it.
5. Police are your friends. Toronto Police Service has encouraged paramedics to offer naloxone to save lives during an overdose situation. They are now giving nonjudgmental access to naloxone and treatment for substance abusers.
It’s important to acknowledge the consequences that are currently happening. These are important things to know about weed, especially in Canada.
Nowadays, it’s easier for a teenager to get their hands on weed than it is for beer. It has rapidly become a part of youth culture through the constant exposure and glorification on TV shows like Breaking Bad and Narcos.
Although, Canada has recently considered legalizing marijuana, there’s still a lot of danger associated with it, as Canadians continue to get it from risky sources.
For this reason, Toronto police urge you to #LightWisely. You should know your source and what’s in your weed. Don’t be tempted to buy inexpensive weed, always buy from an authorized dealer such as a regulated cannabis store.
Don’t risk your life for a few minutes of random highs. What you don’t already know, is that you’re risking your life smoking unauthorized marijuana. It may give a good high, but there is a 50 per cent risk of destroying your life.