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Popular Children's Toy Revealed to Contain Club Drugs

Submitted by smorgan on
Instead of debating whether or not marijuana decriminalization sends the wrong message to children, maybe we should spend more time ensuring that kid's toys aren't made of club drugs:
NEW YORK (CNN) -- U.S. safety officials have recalled about 4.2 million Chinese-made Aqua Dots bead toys that contain a chemical that has caused some children to vomit and become comatose after swallowing them.

Scientists have found the popular toy's coating contains a chemical that, once metabolized, converts into the toxic "date rape" drug GHB, or gamma-hydroxy butyrate… [CNN]
Well, if the DEA can prosecute convenience store clerks for unknowingly selling supplies that could be used to make meth, surely they will go after Walmart for accidentally selling GHB to small children. Right? Better yet, perhaps ONDCP will now claim that this problem could have been headed off sooner by drug testing 1st graders.

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