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People are Licking Toads Again

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The harder you try to keep people sober, the sooner they will run off in search of new and bizarre ways get super wasted. For one thing, certain kinds of toads have drugs in them and you can get wicked high just by licking one.
A 21-year-old man has been accused of using a toad to get high.

Clay County sheriff's deputies said David Theiss, of Kansas City, possessed a Colorado River toad with the intention of using it as a hallucinogenic.

Experts said it's possible to lick the toad's venom glands to achieve psychedelic effects. []
So what's the penalty for toad possession, anyway? And how the hell do they know what you're gonna use it for? In the interest of public safety, I've compiled these handy harm reduction tips for toad-tasting troublemakers:
1. Licking Colorado River toads produces psychedelic effects. Licking poison dart frogs produces instant death.
2. If police ask what your toads are for, don't say "Oh, I was gonna lick 'em and get f*cked up, officer."
3. Frogs with long tails and no legs are snakes. Don't lick snakes.
4. If your toad turns into a prince, stop licking it. You've had enough.
5. Don't blog while frogging.
This awesome YouTube video says that hallucinogenic frog venom is only illegal if you extract it, and then goes on to explain exactly how to do that. So now I'm wondering how this young man got arrested to begin with. Was he wandering the street covered in toads mumbling prophecies of a terrible plague?

Whatever else is true, I doubt the drug war will prove effective in curbing frog venom consumption. But I'd give anything to see Mark Souder standing before Congress demanding action against these subversive amphibians stupifying our society with their psychedelic secretions.
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Who's licking what?

Who's posterior is the sheriff's dept. licking, in regards to the prosecution of this case? Do you know there is a state park in Arkansas named Toad Suck. Makes ya think....

No one is licking toads

Unless because they read a stupid story like the one referred to here. You have to smoke the venom to get the psychoactive effect. Another example of a complete falsehood about a drug that is uncritically passed on for years.

Someone call Animal Control

Pretty Soon the Dept. of Animal Control will be working with PETA in an informant style bust tactic to raid the homes where toad venom is being "manufactured" and sold. Most of these homes will be right near the Colorado River where the toads are indigenous. =)

Anonymous is correct. The

Anonymous is correct. The venom has to be scraped off after the toad has been angered or made scared.

And the Colorado River Toad is a protected species. Possession of one can get you prison time if you're not an animal/reptile rehab person, or otherwise licensed...

waste not....

i prefer to smoke the whole frog. leaves nothing to chance, and by waiving the flame under it a few time before really letting him have it... irritates the glands and really gets that venom going.

but wait!

poison dart frogs aren't poisonous in captivity, Scotty.

seriously how do you scare a

seriously how do you scare a frog??=!

your stupid

peple who lick toads are fucking stupid why not just buy some weed

you sir are the stupid one

because you cant trip off weed...people lick colorado river toads to ingest the 5-MeO-DMT out of it's excretory sacks. as some of us know, DMT, or dimethyltryptamine is an extremely powerful hallucinogen. people dont get high from licking these toads like people get high from weed. they TRIP OUT. kinda like acid, but different. research your shit before you call people stupid and make yourself look like an ass.

This Blows

honestly speaking it is just another way the media is making a big deal out of nothing by exploiting Americas fear and issues.

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