LSU Players Suspended for Smoking Synthetic Marijuana
On the one hand I give the LSU players credit for trying to be creative in their effort to get high without getting trouble.
On the other hand they are idiots for not using Google to understand that Marijuana even fake weed will show up on drug tests and this type of fake weed can actually kill you.
Here are the details.
Top-ranked LSU suspended cornerbacks Tyrann Mathieu and Tharold Simon and tailback Spencer Ware from the team after they tested positive for synthetic marijuana in a school-administered drug test earlier this month, two people familiar with the situation told ESPN.com on Thursday.
“There are some requirements in place which the players have to complete before they’ll be allowed back on the team,” a person familiar with the situation told ESPN.com.
Synthetic marijuana is sold as blends of exotic herbs and plant materials and are coated with chemicals called synthetic cannabinoids, which produce a marijuana-like high when smoked. A news release issued by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in April said synthetic cannabinoids are “designer drugs” that are “manufactured and distributed in an attempt to circumvent the Controlled Substances Act. They are marketed in a manner so as to mask their intended purpose and are labeled with a statement that the package contents are ‘not for human consumption,’ or are ‘for novelty use only.’ “
In March, the DEA banned for one year the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana, which is commonly known by its brand names “Spice” and “K2.” The DEA said its action was necessary to “avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety.”
According to the DEA, side effects of using synthetic marijuana include convulsions, anxiety attacks, dangerously elevated heart rates, increased blood pressure, vomiting and disorientation.
I am not a doctor, but I did stay at a Motel 6 last night, but it appears the fake weed is more harmful than the real weed. I have been around my share of smokers and I never saw any of those side effects from real weed smokers.
Hopefully this is a lesson for other young people that this type of version of Marijuana is not safe.