Candy Flavored Meth is Safer Than Regular Meth

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After a few months of worrying about other more important things, people are freaking out about candy-flavored meth again. They think it's a ploy to get more kids to try the drug, and some of them want to increase the penalties for adulterated meth, even though it's unclear whether such a thing actually exists. But this much is for certain: if you're worried about candy-flavored meth, there's a strong chance that you're an idiot. Here's why:

1. There's a good chance that candy-flavored meth doesn't even exist. Various experts have pointed out that rumors of candy-flavored meth are anecdotal and unsubstantiated:
David Duncan, the chairman of the illicit-drugs council of the National Association of Public Health Policy in Reston, Va., said that the candy-flavored-meth stories are myths, fueled by misunderstandings and a gullible media.

Steve Robertson, a Drug Enforcement Agency special agent and spokesman, said that the DEA has not analyzed any flavored methamphetamine… [Winston-Salem Journal]
The rumor site Snopes.com says the story of candy-flavored meth being marketed to children is false. Snopes explains that meth comes in all colors due to varied ingredients and methods of production. Some manufacturers use food coloring for product identification, but police don't put it in their mouths, so they have no idea what it even tastes like.

2. Kids don't want candy-flavored meth anyway. It's not a f%&king pixie stick. It's meth. It costs like $80 a gram. Kids can't afford it. Fortunately, kids don't have to do meth to enjoy the sweet taste of candy. They can just buy regular candy for $1.00 and avoid all the nasty side-effects.

I've got great news for anyone who worries about drug dealers targeting children: you can't sell drugs to kids because they don't have any money. What, are they gonna save up their allowance for 9 months so they can go on a two day meth binge? Are they gonna cry and tug on daddy's pants demanding more meth money?

Young people may be reckless, but you cannot get a return on your investment by passing out samples of speed in the schoolyard.

3. Candy-flavored meth is safer than regular meth. If you cut your meth with a bunch of candy, it won’t be very strong. Regular meth with no candy in there is much stronger and more dangerous, so it would actually make more sense to increase the penalties for people who don’t water down their meth with harmless candy.

After all, meth is gross. If your meth tastes good, it's probably fake.

So if there is any bright side to the hysteria surrounding candy-flavored meth, it is that we can all observe and hopefully learn from the collective stupidity of the media and elected politicians who will hurl themselves, mouths foaming, into full-blown panic mode over any opportunity to mention children and drugs in the same sentence.

Let us all point our fingers and laugh at them, for they are the true epidemic. They are the actual purveyors of disease and destruction, through the terrible war spawned in their laboratory of idiocy. Candy-flavored meth may be the rumor of the day, but the drug war is a lie that spans generations and it will never taste good no matter how much sugar you cut it with.
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Amen

Amen.

Mint Flavored Alcohol

What about all of the fruit and candy flavored Alcohols, wines and alcoholic drinks sold freely almost around the world........
Alcohol, fruit flavored, candy flavored and distilled alcohol.....is still one of the Worst Drugs in the World....yet it's Okay to do it......it's legal,....there are no arrests, jail sentences and destroyed lives when Alcohol and tobacco are bought and sold....what an outrage.......Candy Flavored Meth has nothing over it's friend Candy Flavored Alcohol.

I'm not advocating for any type of drug use or one drug over the other......all I'm asking is for people to be Rational, Positive and maybe Creative all the time whether they are high or not.
Drugs and Alcohol are going to be here whether we like it or not.....so mankind must learn how to deal with them in Rational, Positive and Creative ways.

Criminalizing any type of drug use, sales, or consumption is immoral and illogical. It goes against human nature. Drug use is a "vice" not a violent criminal act.....
Yes I do support harsher penalties for people who are high and commit a violent Crime....these people should receive a harsher penalty because drugs are like tools....helping that person to do either great Negative or Positive things.....and when used to do Negative actions.....this person should receive a harsher penalty.
But...yea......candy flavored meth has nothing over fruit and candy flavored Alcohol.

toxins one and all!

Yes, I used some of that last night.(cinnamon blast!) I woke up, in the middle of the night, with a headache and felt terrible (hangover?) up until about an hour ago! It is by far worse than many other drugs in normal (?) amounts! Why can't it be legal to procure the drug that would be less harmful to my body? Hypocritical beliefs, is why!

adding sugar would keep us from smoking it, too

Meth -- what a great drug! You don't even have to use it to become addicted to the point of obsession. In fact, I think we need to take a serious look at the effects of prolonged non-use on the human brain. Non-users appear to lose their ability to reason, they tend to confuse fantasy with reality and often develop an overwhelming urge to make total fools of themselves in public.

Good Point!

Many of the worst atrocities in human history were committed by people who were under the influence of not having taken meth.

change for the good

Crack, crank or change

I’m writing this letter to give you and hopefully others my views, thoughts and options on this drug and others I’ve seen over the years as an observer and user. A little history about me I’m a male in my late forties, born in D.C. grew up and live in P.G. County my whole life. Went to public schools during the bussing integration mess/ riots, a story in its self. I graduated high school, had enough of school and went right to work, after being out of school for about five years I went to night school at a community college and I’ve never stopped since taking all kinds of classes (criminal justice, political sciences) in all areas its like a hobby. I also love art, music and history. I’ve work full time in this area and carry many responsibilities to this day. O.k. I first seen and smoked marijuana in the sixth grade through high school it made me feel good, creative and helped me cope with the stressful social issues of the public school systems at the times. Older kids were also doing this plus L.S.D. the only drugs known to me at the time. The Vietnam War had changed people’s ways of thinking. I knew and would party with older kids and vets. I looked up to these people. I didn’t really drink till I got out of high school. Ronald Regan became president, a great man and leader, but sad to say to this day to me and many others and more will agree after reading this letter he indirectly with out knowing one action would cause a catastrophe called crack. I also voted for him and still vote today I’m probably the 1 out of 20 my age that do. When he became president he declared a war on drugs having done or putting just roomers out about the spraying of chemicals on the plant called Parraquate (talk about chemical Ali). This was a man who in his early days smoked non filtered cigarettes drank whisky and did all this in front of cameras for commercial ads getting paid and working with a monkey. This changed the direction that illegal drugs will take for ever. Cocaine enters the drug scene easier to import distribute smaller in size and more money. I had stopped getting high and took to drinking after work with friends and it was legal and busted for drinking and driving was basically rare, plus cops, lawyers and judges were all doing it, I witnessed them first hand. After a while I would snort a line or to. But in D.C. they started to cook it, crack, I heard about it but never really seen it, just powder cocaine form. Computer programmers liked crack at work because it kept them awake and concentrated on their work. I started to see people selling crack at corners, outside bars I would drink in. It was like every where you went or looked. I had heard of some of my friends from school getting hooked on it and there personal down falls from prison, loss of homes and families or worse death. One night at a bar a dealer ask if I wanted some, hey you will get a great high plus it was basically the only drug around and cheap. I tried it and it is a very addictive drug, it would make you fiend for more, pump your heart rate up and drains your pockets by the end of the evening your broke not so cheap. I never got in to it but would notice friends and others at the bars get really taken down, I asked a young girl why are you smoking this she said because of the high, I asked why not smoke some weed instead, I said that’s, what we did in my day and it did nothing like what crack does to you (it’s not addictive). She stated she had smoke it but its not really around, plus the smell, and it stays in your blood system for 30 days and in cocaine is only about 3 if your job does drug testing plus its easy to hide or swallow if need be, she was a nice girl from a nice family. That night when I left the bar I noticed as I was getting into my car she was performing oral sex on the local crack dealer in his car I’M sure to help pay for her habit. Girls of all ages would turn tricks for hits, I hated to see this happen to nice people, crack does make people do things they would not normally do, I would read in local papers about young people steeling and robbing also. What a terrible drug, now I watch and read about meth which is on the rise and easy to make from house hold goods which will create another whole new epidemic I’m sure, I’m even hearing of heroine on the rise again and kids are experimenting in quest for the perfect drug and high by internet recipes of pills, sprays and other stuff any thing and every thing to get high. In the sixties and seventies violence, murder and crime was very, very low compared to what it is today and life was happier and better in the good old days. Our system is pretty hypicritial through the years I have seen Judges, lawyers and cops drink at local bars and f.o.p. lodges and drive home. Some take pills (steroids, muscle relaxers, pain killers valiums etc.) drink and they get buzzed and feel good and know, no illegal urine tests to fail. During the years of my life I have gotten high, drank and done lines with people of all walks of life, that will surprise you some are thieves in and out of jail some are now in law enforcement, home security, governmental jobs, farmers, construction jobs, commercial jobs, retail stores, the armed services on most levels, lawyers , politicians, doctors and pilots, basically all walks of life they hold good jobs. and now some still get high some way and some don’t, But most I’ve met and have partied with or heard from others that talk are taxing paying hard working people and have good morals, very few people in this country can honestly say they didn’t inhale. I smoke a little weed ounce in a while now and again to relax me it also helps me be creative in my art and music, I’ve had some medical conditions also that it helps me with better than the pills the doctor gives me I don’t really drink that much any more than a beer ounce in a while. I still work and go to night school.. So in my experience in life in and around marijuana it should be legalized like alcohol with restrictions, taxes, and then get tougher on the hard manufactured (meth, crack heroin etc.) stuff. Marijuana is not manufactured as some laws say. It is completely naturally grown in the ground with sunlight (just like a tomato or cucumber plant etc.) then hung and dried( talk about going green), less processing than a cigarette that has nicotine in it to keep some people addicted so some big corporations get rich and pay off politicians. Congress seems to ignore the legalization of the plant, I guess when your an old fuddy duddy live in a glass house your not in touch with reality and social issues that most people see on the streets. If a man was to run for president with an agenda of legalization he would probably win by a land side, you will see voter registration increase and an out come of voter participation never seen before in the history of this country. Marijuana doesn’t cause violence or hangovers such as alcohol. Through out history America has had a lot of great citizens indulged they say George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would grow this plant on the plantation for tea or medical purposes, Indians and during the 20’s to 40’s it was prescribed by doctors for lung problems athesma t.b etc. most people that grew up in the sixties and seventies got high even though they deny Bill and Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Barrack Obama was man enough to admit to doing cocaine, Nancy Pelosi summer breaks in Ocean city at a young age, Steny Hoyer and his all night partying, so drunk the next morning he could hardly walk in the seven eleven for coffee with out falling, and eyes red as blood, Yale, Berkley, U.C.L.A. and Harvard graduates, George Bush our president is said to have done lines and drank in the guard and after that for a period of time. Most of the president’s children have smoked right in the white house. We have a lot of celebrities that get high Willie Nelson (caught with a pound) George Clooney, Sean Penn, Jazz, rock and rap musicians, actors etc. the list goes on. People of all ages all the way up in there seventies. The real criminals are getting rich just like the days of probation, it did not work. Put your foot down vote, compromise, negotiate end the twenty year war, crack kills, unite not divide, Legalize not criminalize. As you can see it is the American way, from all houses in all states to even the almighty white house. So don’t forget how crack got here, Ronald Reagan’s (war on drugs), C.I.A conspirators and pay offs (Ollie North), Marion Berry, congress and lobbyist. So do you want Washington to stay noted as the District of Crack? Don’t create a worser drug than crack, Hypitcritical law maker’s cops, lawyers, judges, congress the list goes on and on, most people partied in school and colleges. Because some people had thought weed was so bad it cost tax payers billions and billions, and many a lives, so, just vote yes and end the mess. I ask why there has never been a survey box to check when we vote. We the people and lets see the real percentages to legalize. Papers and internet surveys, There’s just so much you get the idea, I’ll write one of the best selling books one day. And don’t forget the vets of this war if they want to catch a buzz when they get home let them they are hero’s who sacrificed there lives for are freedom, puff, puff, pass!
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Anonymous

Thanks: peace, love and not war

CC/references: Washington post, history channel, H.B.O., Showtime, VHI (the drug years) New York times, L.A. Times Baltimore sun, Bloggers, you tube, Lets just send this every where and pass it down the line to all to read the truth.
One toke over the line
Spirit in the sky
Sow the seed and grow the weed.
Save the seed and pass the weed.
A friend with weed is a friend in deed.
A joint at times relives the mind.

I'm not sure what THAT was all about

The idea that anybody would add sugar to meth is so asinine that we missed a very (maybe) dangerous part of the story -- the part about increased penalties for selling adulterated meth. With the exception of marijuana, ALL illegal drugs are aldulterated. Add yet ANOTHER "drug-related" crime to the list.

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