Wednesday, January 19, 2011
K2 Not Okay
Last week, Sherman council officials met to "consider" a ban on K2. Yes, to just consider it. There is ample evidence given by the National Drug Intelligence Center of the United States Department of Justice which shows the incredibly negative side effects of K2. Some of these effects include: "hallucinations, vomiting, agitation, panic attacks, tachycardia, elevated blood pressure, pallor, numbness and tingling, disorientation, loss of time awareness and, in some cases, tremors and seizures." Christ, that sounds like one of those TV commercials for osteoporosis medications that cause thirty more symptoms a hundred times more severe than the illness you're trying to treat.
Of course they should ban this stuff. I've never heard of anyone having a seizure after smoking marijuana. This is not to say that smoking marijuana doesn't cause any of those symptoms, but they are far and few between. Nonetheless, the effects of K2 are such that the substance should have been banned before shops began selling it. Texas is the only state that sells this shit. I don't want to see some kid smoke this poison and then start wigging out and doing something regrettable.
a) Style of Writing
In this piece, I am going to use 'kind of ' dark/sarcastic humor, with strong opinions.
b) Method of Criticism
I will be looking at this from a health/social perspective.
c) Why You're Writing About This
I think this is an important issue because the chemicals in K2 have a far worse affect then just smoking marijuana. It should be banned because there have been cases of serious induced psychosis from smoking K2 in some people, and it's dangerous for this reason.