Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Opinion Piece: Fake pot a potpourri of bad ideas

One thing I find interesting in this article is that it quotes a DEA agent who's basically telling you to ignore the "not for human consumption" label and encouaging you to smoke it anyway... that want you to smoke it so that they can say "hey look, we need to ban this, people are smoking it"...

So far we have no information that people are using this for anything but aromatherapy use, which is its intended purpose.

Fake pot a potpourri of bad ideas
Before the Milwaukee ban kicks in, I scored a pouch of fake pot this week.
And by scored I mean I walked into Shiraz Foods and Spices at Oakland and Locust and plunked down $29.99 for 3 grams. Completely legal. In fact, $1.83 extra went to the government in sales tax.
I wanted to see what this stuff looks and smells like. I poured some out of the silvery 4-inch-by-4-inch pouch. It was a greenish/goldish coarsely shredded plant material. It smelled like tea. When I put a match to it, it smelled like, I don't know, maybe some cheap incense tossed on burning leaves. Not an odor you'd need to hide from the neighbors.
But there was no way I was smoking this mystery mix.
In fact, right there on the pouch it says: "Not for consumption" and "For aromatherapy use only."

Click the link to read the rest...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Synthetic Pot Banned in Oregon and Arkansas

It was a crazy week as both Oregon and Arkansas decided to ban the crunk...

Synthetic pot banned in Oregon

An excerpt:
The Oregon Board of Pharmacy will make it illegal starting Friday to sell or possess synthetic cannabis.

The products, sold as incense under names including Spice, K2 and Yucatan Fire, have flown under the radar of law enforcement until recently. Smoking the incense has sent dozens of people to hospitals nationwide.
Follow the link to read the rest...

Health board sets permanent ban on synthetic pot

an excerpt:

The state Board of Health voted unanimously today to make permanent Arkansas’ current temporary ban on the sale of synthetic marijuana products, effective Oct. 26. The board sent its order to Gov. Mike Beebe for his signature.
The permanent ban will replace a temporary ban the board enacted July 2 and is set to expire Oct. 29.
The state Department of Health on March 17 issued an advisory to physicians about possible side effects from synthetic cannabinoids — chemically treated herbs said to mimic the effects of marijuana. Products include incense sold by names such as K2, Spice, Genie, Blaze, Red X Dawn and Zohia.
The temporary ban has spread the message that synthetic marijuana and other illicit drugs are harmful...
Follow the link to read the rest...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Officials: Spice may be behind tobacco shop boom

Officials: Spice may be behind tobacco shop boom

Seems that tobacco shops are opening up everywhere in Jacksonville... but they don't sell all that much tobacco...

An excerpt:

In the same year the state banned smoking in restaurants and bars, a boom in tobacco shop openings in Jacksonville has some scratching their heads.
According to Jacksonville business license specialist Lee Humphrey, six businesses with “tobacco” in the name have opened already this year — two in the last week. About the same number opened between 1983 and 2009, according to city records.
A search of new corporations in the N.C. Secretary of State database shows no similar trend in other towns in the state.
Eddie Atalla, owner of the Tobacco Country USA cigar shop chain in Jacksonville, which opened in 1998, said the number of new openings he has observed this year is closer to 20.
And he believes he knows why.
“There aren’t any new smoking customers. Smoking is on the decline,” Atalla said. “Their profit is not coming from selling cigarettes but comes from selling other things that bring in a huge profit, such as spice, K2, salvia, etcetera.”

Follow the link to read the rest...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

NMS Labs Now Performs Urine Tests For Metabolites Of Synthetic Cannabinoids Found In K2 And Spice

Update;  This article refers to a service by Dominion Diagnostics whereby you can mail them a urine sample and they will perform a mass spectrometer test on the urine sample, which is currently the only way to detect JWH-18 metabolites in urine.  At present there is no "dipstick" urine test for these compounds.  We've heard reports that probation officers are telling their probees that they have a dipstick test for Spice... the probation officers are lying...

so, enjoy, the party aint over yet...

NMS Labs Now Performs Urine Tests For Metabolites Of Synthetic Cannabinoids Found In K2 And Spice

This article does not mention false positives, and would seem to indicate that this test is 100% accurate... of course we all know that can't be so, and we'll be reporting here once we dig up the truth...

An excerpt:
Of growing concern to public health officials and law enforcement is that routine drug testing cannot detect the use of the popular and highly intoxicating new drugs K2 and Spice. NMS Labs now has a full menu of tests that can detect the use of the designer chemicals present in these products, sold as "incense" or "legal highs." A few weeks ago, NMS Labs launched a blood test to detect a range of these laboratory-designed synthetic drugs. Now NMS Labs has expanded the test's reach with the introduction of a urine test for synthetic cannabinoid metabolites of JWH-018 and JWH-073...
Follow the link to read the rest of this advertisement/propaganda...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Does marijuana really relieve pain?

Does marijuana really relieve pain?

From Canada.com, a new study proves scientifically that marijuana relieves pain.  Of course, authorities in the US have suspected this for a long time now, which is why the US government has not approved any study that would settle the question once and for all.  Good thing Canada has a bit more sense...

An excerpt:

The use of marijuana for a few carefully selected medical conditions has generated heated discussion, pitting those who favour legalization against those who warn about the undesired consequences of wider availability. Absent from much of the debate so far, however, is scientific evidence to establish whether marijuana really works to relieve chronic pain; and if it does, whether it does so in a manner that is distinct from simply providing the well-known high that has made it a popular recreational but illicit drug. This edition of HealthWatch takes a closer look at the burden of chronic pain and a recent study that has received a great deal of attention

Follow the link to read the rest...

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Moar You Know Vol 9

Because the moar you know, the moar money you get paid and the moar stuff you can buy...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Herbs and spices and nutmeg, oh my!

Herbs and spices and nutmeg, oh my! 

A nice editorial piece in the Indiana Daily Student. 

An excerpt:


It is truly astonishing what desperate kids can get high oin these days. 
A 16-year-old boy from Greenwood, Ind., is recovering from a seizure after Johnson County authorities say he smoked a mix of various herbs laced with a synthetic cannabinoid.Fittingly, the drug is called “spice.”

Follow the link to read the rest...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Poland Shutters Synthetic Drug Shops

Poland Shutters Synthetic Drug Shops

The Polish government is cracking down on the crunk!

An excerpt:

The Polish government announced Monday that it has shut down around a thousand stores that sold newly-emerging synthetic drugs, such as mephedrone and preparations containing synthetic cannabinoids (marketed under names like Spice and K2 in the US). It is also moving to amend its drug laws to cover such substances.
"The state will not flinch when it comes to using all legal means available in the struggle against these substances," Justice Minister Krzysztof Kwiatkowski told reporters Monday. "This is going to be a long and difficult fight because our opponent is extremely well-prepared, rich and determined," said Kwiatkowski.
Royal Castle Square, Warsaw
I don't know why they added that pic, but it's pretty so I'll keep it.  As always, follow the link to read the rest...

Friday, October 8, 2010

Exclusive: Business Owner Speaks About K2 Raid

Exclusive: Business Owner Speaks About K2 Raid

A store owner in Arkansas tried to get around the ban on K2 by selling his own concoction, and got arrested after selling to undercover cops.

An Excerpt:
Sykes spoke exclusively to 40/29 News about his arrest. He called the situation a misunderstanding.
"My understanding was that the law or the health bill said you could no longer sell K2," Sykes said. "K2 is a brand name."
Sykes said he based his understanding on a printout he found on the Arkansas Board of Health's website.
A visit to the agency's website turned up a three page document talking about the decision to ban synthetic marijuana. Page one states, "Synthetic marijuana products marketed under names such as K2 , Spice, Genie, Blaze, Red X, Dawn and Zohia commonly contain the substances JWH-018 and JWH-073." The document goes on to state, "The purpose of this rule is to prohibit the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana products in Arkansas."
Grubbs said Sykes was mixing K2 with similar products and making his own concoction.
"By changing the formula that was in K2, I just like other manufacturers manufactured a new brand," Sykes said.

Follow the link to read the rest...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Moar You Know Vol 8

Because the moar you know, the less I have to tell you...

SALT LAKE CITY -- A legislative advisory committee has agreed to recommend that Utah ban the herbal concoction called spice and perhaps make possession of it a class B misdemeanor, similar to marijuana. no read more

 Waukesha wants to ban sale of K2 "fake pot" 
Three cities already ban sale of K2 Waukesha is considering banning the sale of K2, joining a growing number of Wisconsin cities trying to get rid of what's described as "fake pot."

Spice a controversy in Idaho 
For once, sugar and Spice may not be everything nice. The aroma-therapeutic substance called Spice, also known as K2, Skunk...
Residents appeal to Ontario council about Spice 
ONTARIO — “Spice” took up most of the Ontario City Council’s work session Thursday as a number of residents appeared to ask the council to take action against the selling of the synthetic forms of cannabis or cannabinoids, for which there are now four outlets in Ontario.
DEA labels "spice" drug of concern 
The Drug Enforcement Agency has labeled "spice" as a drug of concern. Advertised as incense, people are smoking it to get high. Banned in 11 states now there's a grassroots effort in Moscow, Idaho to ban it there as well.
Add another easily-accessible drug to the list of things parents need to worry about. When smoked, a certain herbal incense in the United States produces similar yet more dangerous side-effects than marijuana. It has caught the attention of the Wayne County Drug & Alcohol Commission and state legislators in Harrisburg.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Opioids And Cannabinoids Influence Mobility Of Spermatozoids

Opioids And Cannabinoids Influence Mobility Of Spermatozoids

Ok, since I've been posting articles about how cannabinoids effect fertility and sperm motility, i thought I'd post this one too, about how both cannabinoids and opioids effect fertility.

An excerpt:
A PhD thesis from the University of the Basque Country has concluded that there are opioid and cannabinoid receptors in human sperm and that these influence the mobility of spermatozoid. The research by Mr Ekaitz Agirregoitia opens the door to more effective treatment of fertility problems.

Freshly released spermatozoids cannot achieve fertilisation, they must undergo some changes for this to occur. Amongst other, such changes take place due to receptors situated in the plasmatic membrane (the layer covering the cells) and opioid and cannabinoid receptors are two of these. On coming into contact with these, physiological reactions are generated in the body...
Wow... who knew... so I guess the gist of this is, if you want your puppies to swim happily, get them high, but not too high...

As always, follow the link to read the rest

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Moar You Know Vol 7

Because the moar you know, the less alligators eat you while you're not looking...

The Army has launched a crackdown on the drug spice at at least nine commands in response to a spike in usage among soldiers.

With names such as Spice, K2 and Genie, the small foil packets of incense sold at convenience stores and tobacco shops seem innocuous. But because of a family of synthetic additives, the herbal mixture mimics a marijuana high when smoked....

Poison control centers in 48 states have received over 1,000 phone calls this year concerning adverse effects from synthetic marijuana or fake pot products, says a national report released last week.

Authorities, drug experts worry the new generation weed products could be dangerous Incense and herbal smoking blends that mimic the high of marijuana are popping up in mom-and-pop convenience stores throughout Central Florida.

A bill that would outlaw K2 and other varieties of so-called synthetic marijuana in Pennsylvania was overwhelmingly approved in the state House on Tuesday by a vote of 198-1.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jekyll and Hyde: Two Faces of Cannabinoid Signaling in Male and Female Fertility

Jekyll and Hyde: Two Faces of Cannabinoid Signaling in Male and Female Fertility  

Here's a really good article from the Journal of The Endocrine Society.  It's quite heavy reading, but I linked it here for anyone interested in how cannabinoids interact with the reproductive system.

An excerpt:

 Mammalian reproduction is a complicated process designed to diversify and strengthen the genetic complement of the offspring and to safeguard regulatory systems at various steps for propagating procreation. An emerging concept in mammalian reproduction is the role of endocannabinoids, a group of endogenously produced lipid mediators, that bind to and activate cannabinoid receptors. Although adverse effects of cannabinoids on fertility have been implicated for years, the mechanisms by which they exert these effects were not clearly understood. With the identification of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoid ligands, their key synthetic and hydrolytic pathways, and the generation of mouse models missing cannabinoid receptors, a wealth of information on the significance of cannabinoid/endocannabinoid signaling in spermatogenesis, fertilization, preimplantation embryo development, implantation, and postimplantation embryonic growth has been generated...

Follow the link to read the rest...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

California eases penalty for marijuana possession

California Eases Penalty for Marijuana Posession

California passed a law today decriminalising marijuana possession.  Before you celebrate, you might want to note that this law only passed in anticipation of prop 19, the marijuana legalisation law, going into effect.  this little law will ensure that even if prop 19 passes, it will still be illegal to smoke in front of children or while driving.

An excerpt:
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed a bill Thursday that will downgrade possession of an ounce or less of marijuana from a misdemeanor to an infraction.
The measure will keep most marijuana-related cases from going to court, and Schwarzenegger cited the state's budget woes for his decision.
"Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is an infraction in everything but name," he wrote in a signing message, adding, "In this time of drastic budget cuts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement and the courts cannot afford to expend limited resources prosecuting a crime that carries the same punishment as a traffic ticket."
Follow the link to read the rest...

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Moar You Know Vol 6

Because, the Moar you Know you know moar than what you knew before and thats moar.  Or something...

Nabilone (Cesamet) is a synthetic cannabinoid that mimics THC. It is used therapeutically to releave pain and nausea. Sativex is an nasal spray ...

Synthetic Cannabinoid User Survey
With the Synthetic Cannabinoid User Survey, we are looking for information from people that have taken synthetic cannabinoid research chemicals. We are interested in ...

JWH-018,synthetic cannabinoid agonist ,Synthetic Cannabis ...
JWH-018,synthetic cannabinoid agonist ,Synthetic Cannabis found to be 4-5 times stronger then marijuana ,online procurement...

The article also reports that on Jan. 6th a small shipment of the ingredient that is the main synthetic cannabinoid in these new drugs, JWH-018, was also seized in Philadelphia.

Focus Forums ... [Mega]Synthetic Cannabinoid Discussion Cannabis Discussion ... I guess this goes here since it is about chems with effects similar to MJ.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

An Internal Cannabinoid-Signaling System Regulates Human Sperm, Fertilization Potential, Study Finds; Abusing Marijuana May Overload System, Inhibit Fertility

An Internal Cannabinoid-Signaling System Regulates Human Sperm, Fertilization Potential, Study Finds; Abusing Marijuana May Overload System, Inhibit Fertility

This one would seem to tie together articles from that past two days that seemed to say the exact opposit of one another... it seems that cannabinoids will both inhibit and aid sperm motility depending on the circumstance.  Dynamite reading here.

An Excerpt:
SAN FRANCISCO -- A cellular signaling system that responds to THC, the active substance in marijuana, as well as to anandamide, a cannabinoid-like molecule normally produced in the body, may regulate sperm functions required for fertilization in humans, a study headed by scientists from the University at Buffalo has found.
In addition, the findings suggest that men and women who abuse marijuana could jeopardize fertility by overloading this natural cannabinoid signaling system that regulates sperm structure, vigor and fertility...
As always, follow the link to read the rest...

The Moar You Know Vol 5

Because the moar you know, the moar you realize you don't know, the moar you research, the moar you know, the moar you realize you don't know until ultimately you know so much that you realize you actually know nothing and then you go derp.

Olney City Council unanimously approved an ordinance during its meeting Monday to ban K2, a legal substance that has been sold by a local liquor store. The ordinance will go into effect in 10 days and will expire Jan. 1, which is when K2 will be outlawed statewide. The use and sale of the product will be prohibited. According to the ordinance, a violator can face a fine of “not less than” $60 ...

A statewide ban is being urged for the unregulated product, which has been linked to the death of an Iowa teenager.

The dice of spice
There is a new spice available at the store and it isn't the kind grandma puts in her apple pie. It is instead a legal substance used to get high and beat drug tests, and many in Yuma are taking advantage of it.

As if parents didn’t have enough to worry about when it comes to the possibility of their kids using illegal drugs, legal versions of illegal substances have become readily available.Those substances include K2, an herbal incense that reportedly causes a high similar to that of marijuana when smoked. Several states have banned K2, and many Texas cities — including Eastland and Breckenridge in ...

SIDNEY – Cheyenne County appears to be the latest community in a long list affected by the illegal use of “herbal incense,” commonly known as K2 or Spice.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Synthetic cannabinoid may aid fertility in smokers

Synthtic Cannabinoid May Aid Fertility in Smokers

Yesterday we told you how synthetic cannabinoids might be used as a male birth control pill because of its effect on sperm motility.  Today we'll tell you how synthetic cannabinoids may be used to aid fertility because of its effect on sperm motility.  Please don't ask me how both can be true, because i'm all crunked up and I can't wrap my head around it.  Suffice to say it must be true, because SCIENTISTS said so.

An excerpt:

A reproductive medicine specialist at the University at Buffalo has shown that a new compound may improve the fertility of tobacco smokers who have low sperm count and low percentage sperm motility.  The sperm from male smokers were washed with a synthetic chemical ...

So there you have it.  Click the link to read the rest...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Marijuana Research Offers New Hope For Male Birth Control Pill

Marijuana Research Offers New Hope For Male Birth Control Pill

I'm not sure a male birth control pill will work, simply because any male who wants to get laid and has no condom will rather lie and say he's on the pill than go without... women will need to be on the pill anyway, just in case, and no pill will protect from crabs...

An excerpt:

The male birth control pill has lingered for years tantalizingly just out of reach, in the realm where rumor meets science. Recently developed hormonal and mechanical contraceptives never found an audience, serving only to highlight the absence of a male pill. Now, an examination of how smoking pot lowers fertility may make the male pill more than a persistent rumor.
Follow the link to read the rest...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Moar You Know, Vol 4

Because the Moar you know, the moar derp erp...

Our country's insane prohibition on marijuana -- a safe, non-toxic, and well-studied drug -- is now leading consumers to experiment with lesser-known, and potentially much more dangerous, alternatives.

An herbal blend of business: ‘Herbal’ shop offers ‘legal options’ instead of cannabis
The tiny strip mall that sits at the foot of the Marler Bridge is no longer completely vacant. Its newest tenant, Haight Ashbury, is still in the works of filling its shelves and getting a sign, but for now the neon green “herbal incense” sign...

Author(s):  Ashleigh Davis   Three arrests have been made by the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics United for the alleged sale of spice, the recently banned synthetic marijuana.    Show Author Info?:  Show Author Info? Teaser:  Three arrests have been made by the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics United for the alleged sale of spice, the recently banned synthetic marijuana.  Main Image:  news ...

COLUMBIA, Mo. | Authorities in 13 states thought they were acting to curb a public health threat when they outlawed a form of synthetic marijuana known as K2, a concoction of dried herbs sprayed with chemicals. But before the laws took effect, many stores that did a brisk business in ...

ALAN MURRAY A Cache Valley resident lights up as he begins to smoke some spice at his apartment. The Cache County Council recently outlawed spice in unincorporated areas, and the Logan Municipal Council is considering banning the substance within city limits.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Science Fair Projects - Synthetic Cannabinoids

Science Fair Projects- Synthetic Cannabinoids

This is a fun little article that's packed with scientific information about our favorite kind of incense...

An Excerpt:

Before the 1980s, it was often speculated that cannabinoids produced their effects through nonspecific interaction with cell membranes, instead of interacting with specific receptors. The discovery of the first cannabinoid receptors in the 1980s helped to resolve this debate. These receptors are common in animals, and have been been found in mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. There are currently two known types of cannabinoid receptors, called CB1 and CB2.
CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain, specifically in the basal ganglia and in the limbic system, including the hippocampus

Follow the link to read a whole bunch more...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Stop H.B. 176 - The Anti-Cancer Research Bill

This one comes to me courtesy of The Agitator, which is an awesome blog and a must read for anyone concerned with the erosion of personal rights in America.

Basically some douchbag legislator in Pennsylvania wants to ban cancer research using synthetic cannabinoids.  Because, of course, you're better dead than high, right?

link: Stop HB 176 - The Anti-Cancer Research Bill
An Excerpt:
H.B. 176, recently introduced by state Rep. Jennifer Mann, is scheduled to be considered at the House Judiciary Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010. This bill would criminalize 5 synthetic cannabinoid compounds that are being researched for use in the treatment of cancer, AIDS, MS, pain, and other serious diseases. Research using these substances has been done at colleges throughout the Commonwealth, such as at the University of Pennsylvania. There is no scientific or moral reason why we should send cutting edge research out of the state. There is also no reason to ban something that may one day be a prescribed medication used to treat the severely ill. Preliminary evidence suggests these substances appear to be relatively harmless. Some of these substances and similar substances have been shown to kill cancer cells, reduce nausea and vomiting, and boost the immune system. There is no reason the legislature should be banning possible cancer treatments!
Follow the link to sign the petition and read the rest (not much)...

The Moar You Know, Vol 3

Because the moar you know the derp you erp...

Wood River bans synthetic cannabinoids
WOOD RIVER - City officials approved an ordinance Tuesday night to ban herbs that mimic cannabis, and they also updated various laws concerning morality and alcohol.
Dominion Diagnostics (Dominion) has recently developed and validated one of the first clinical urine drug monitoring assays to detect the metabolites of JWH-018 and JWH-073, two compounds typically found in synthetic cannabinoids, also referred to as "herbal incense" products. Users looking for a "legal high" have reportedly turned to these products as an alternative to marijuana.
The owner of Crazy Earl's was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of selling synthetic marijuana at his store.
A bill to outlaw synthetic marijuana in Pennsylvania is creating a buzz in Harrisburg. A motion to ban what's commonly sold as "herbal incense" passed its first hurdle today when the state Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to send Bill 176 to the House.
A ‘‘Marine Corps Times” headline, published Sept. 6, stated that a new line of drug concoctions, like Spice or K2, are ‘‘legal” and should Marines choose to use them ‘‘the brass can’t stop it.”
Semper Fi, and happy crunking...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Celebstoner.com - Spice:Getting High on Synthetic Cannabinoids

Spice: Getting High on Synthetic Cannabinoids

Nice article on the Spice phenomena over at Celebstoner.com.

An Excerpt:
"A brave group of scientists in Germany in December 2008 went out and purchased Spice," Marcu reports. "They smoked it and then proceeded to do blood and urine samples on themselves. In the two scientists who had taken the drug they were able to measure several things: They got red-eyes, increase in pulse rate and cottonmouth. And there was an alteration of mood and perception.
Follow the link to read the rest...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Domain Names - any ideas?

I'm trying to pick a domain name for the blog, thinking about using Yahoo or GoDaddy for the domain name, but I haven't decided which domain name to go with... I like "crunkycrunk.com", but I think that maybe it might end up being confused with crunk music, which won't do at all... "herbalincense.com" is a bit too lame...

So, if anyone has a good idea for a domain name for this site, post em in the comments, and then we'll probably have a poll to see which one is most popular, then one of you fags will go on Yahoo and register all the domain names in the poll, and sell me the winner....

Which domain name should we use?
And which provider?  Yahoo?  Go Daddy?
BigAssMuthaFakkinDomainNames dot com?
You be the judge.

Neurosoup: List of Synthetic Cannabinoids

List of Synthetic Cannabinoids from Neurosoup

Neurosoup gives us a list of Synthetic Cannabinoids (which is by no means a complete listing of what's out there), and a partial list of products containing said cannabinoids.

An excerpt:


Products that Contain (or Have Contained at One Time) Synthetic Cannabinoids:

(It should be noted that the speed of innovation in this area means that any list of products is likely to become quickly outdated.)
To read the rest, follow the link.

The Moar You Know, Vol 2

Because... well, you know...

Spice really a health crisis? ALAN MURRAY A Cache Valley resident lights up as he begins to smoke some spice at his apartment. The Cache County Council recently outlawed spice in unincorporated areas, and the Logan Municipal Council is considering banning the substance within city limits.

Spice sale ban for Delaware County gets initial approval  MUNCIE -- So-called synthetic marijuana is one step closer to being an outlaw drug in Delaware County

Tell us what you think: Spice - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times  In March, the Navy banned sailors from using Spice, a legal, over-the-counter substitute for marijuana that rarely shows up on drug tests

Linking Spice to deaths difficult  Several Indiana deaths suspected to be linked to the use of Spice may have no connection to the substance after all, but coroners say in some cases, it’s hard to be sure

Banning spice is a bland attempt at controlling drug abuse  Urged on by the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force and an agent from the federal DEA, the Ogden City Council banned the sale of "spice" last week. read more

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Synchronium.net - Synthetic Cannabinoid Discussion

This thread has tons of info on synthetic cannabinoids.  Enjoy. 
Synchronium Synthetic Cannabinoid Discussion Thread

A short excerpt: "
I want to give a shout-out to the creator of this site. It was the lengthy discussion in the previous thread that got me started on my quest for knowledge, and I would never achieved whatever level of understanding I have of this wonderful stuff without this thread.

Need I say more?

Erowid Experience Vaults: Heaven and Hell, a tale of a JWH 18 Overdose.


Be careful with the crunk, folks, or this could happen to you.

An excerpt:

(11:15): JWH-018 vaped off of aluminum foil. The taste is bearable, but only just. It tastes very similar to smoking plastic.

(11:16): The effects are felt almost immediately. I first noticed a slight visual change that grew slowly until it was very pronounced. Everything seemed close up and the room oscillated back and forth. It felt almost like being on a boat.

(11:18): I burst out into uncontrollable laughter while my friend prepares his dose. This lasted for about 45 minutes (this isn't an exaggeration!) My throat was bone dry afterward, and it continued to hurt the next day.

(~12:00): Waves of fiery euphoria sweep over my body. It starts as a burning sensation in the back of my head and travels to my chest and lingers down my spine. Making a sharp pulse towards my feet, it comes back home to rest on the upper parts of my back. This continues for several minutes, with brief bursts of laughter and headache.

(12:45): I now begin to think I am losing my mind. I grab several bottles of water and begin to chug, trying to wash the substance out of my system. I spend about thirty minutes on the toilet trying to go to the bathroom. Eventually I get nauseous and proceed to projectile vomit into the floor...

Follow the link to read the rest...


Monday, September 20, 2010

The Moar You Know Vol 1

Here's some linkage because, the moar you know, the moar you know.

Authorities in 13 states thought they were acting to curb a public health threat when they outlawed a form of synthetic marijuana known as K2, a concoction of dried herbs sprayed with chemicals.
Gibson said the synthetic marijuana can lead to lethargic behavior.\
Normally, people consider anything labeled “herbal” to be benignand often soothing. If so, the herbal incense some people use as asubstitute for marijuana is an exception to the rule.
SALEM -- Some Oregon teens are using an herbal incense with synthetic forms of the active ingredient in marijuana to get high.
Bunnies are everywhere. The calendar on the wall. A figurine on the mantel. On the blankets covering the windows. There is even a "Bunny Xing" sign hanging near the grandfather clock.

JWH bans: The State of the Crunk

Here's a list of current bans, along with links to the legislation, courtesy of drugs-forum.com, whic is, by the way, an excellent resource for all things crunk.

Alabama HB697

Arkansas – ( State Health Board ) Mod Edit: Temporary 120 day ban passed july 2,2010. Will be legal in most of the state after that until legislature passes permanent law- though it is banned in certain cities.

Florida ( re: Fl Sen. Stephen Wise ) MOD Edit: links to news story of ban proposal. Not currently illegal.

Georgia - HB 1309

Illinois ( HB 6459 ) Mod edit: Legislation passed- goes into effect January 1st, 2011

Iowa ( State Pharmacy Board ) Mod Edit Temporary Ban- more info needed on expiration and current legislation pending- if any.

Kansas HB 2411 (mod edit: link leads to search page- enter HB 2411)

Kentucky HB 265

Louisiana ( HB 173 ) Mod Edit: also: HB 121 and SB 37

Michigan ( HB 6038 ) In process- not yet law

Missouri HB 1472 Law goes into Effect August 28, 2010

New York (SB 7081 ) Mod Edit: as far as I can tell this is proposed but has not been passed and no vote is currently scheduled

North Dakota ( Board of Pharmacy )

Tennessee HB 2968

Texas: No Bans at the state level. illegal or restricted in several cities:
News story re: Cleburne, Watauga, Frisco and Plano
News Story re: Duncanville
Dallas News Story
Longview News Story

Hello World!

Crunking the Crunk is a blog about what I call Crunk- and by crunk I mean the JWH series synthetic cannabinoids.  We'll be looking at all the different kinds of Crunk out there, novel ways of doing the crunk, or as I like to call it, crunking the crunk.  We'll look at news items about JWH 018 bans that are taking effect across the country, documents outlining the synthesis of JWH 073, and recipes for making your very own JWH incense blends.