Fentanyl Overdose Warning from Laced Marijuana Joints
Fentanyl Overdose Warning
No one would expect to suffer a fentanyl overdose from smoking a joint of marijuana, but that’s exactly what’s happening in Bismarck, North Dakota. Law enforcement issued an official warning last week prompting citizens to avoid smoking marijuana obtained illicitly. A man was rushed to the hospital after falling morbidly ill after smoking a joint of marijuana (only taking two puffs). Medical tests confirmed the presence of fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system.
“Marijuana is probably more widespread used than heroin is, so if people are going to be accidentally ingesting fentanyl, a very low level of fentanyl can be lethal . . . so that’s pretty dangerous business,”
This isn’t the first time marijuana sold on the street has been laced with other, potentially deadly, substances. For some time marijuana laced with LCD was fairly commonplace. Recreational marijuana use is sanctioned in many states in the US. Please use extreme caution when purchasing marijuana, and ensure you are acquiring the substance from a bonafide dispensary.
In light of increased cases of fentanyl overdose are becoming commonplace among substance abusers and people with substance use disorders, substance users (legal or not) must take measures to protect themselves from the danger of opiates laced in marijuana, and other substances. Because opiates are potent to those with no built up immunity for the drug, opiate overdoses are rife and absolutely avoidable.
Consider visiting ingestion rooms to decrease the chances of suffering a fatal overdose. Ideally, if you are suffering from addiction, call us right away. We’ll help you detox safely and remove the threat of suffering a fatal overdose altogether. We offer the entire spectrum of drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
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About the Author
Alexandrea Holder is a South Florida native working toward double Master’s degrees in Psychology and English. She finds the psychological aspects of addiction and mental illness fascinating, as both are prevalent in her family’s history. When not researching and spreading addiction awareness, Alexandrea enjoys sparring, artistic pursuits, and admiring puppies online.