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My six points on syn­thetic drugs:

They are made by spray­ing chem­i­cals onto dried leaves, which are then smoked. There doesn’t have to be any cannabis in­volved at all. It could be tea leaves.

The chem­i­cals used can some­times be sub­sti­tuted for oth­ers, so once one chem­i­cal is made il­le­gal the man­u­fac­tur­ing of syn­thet­ics is able to con­tinue by swap­ping to an­other.

Man­u­fac­tur­ers will prob­a­bly blend a clean­ing sol­vent with other in­gre­di­ents, which are found in all sorts of stores.

Smok­ing poi­sonous chem­i­cals blended by an am­a­teur sup­plier mo­ti­vated by profit has been a risk taken by drug users long be­fore syn­thet­ics.

Syn­thetic drugs are sold for about $20 for about 1.5 grams. That is typ­i­cally cheaper than cannabis, and a lot cheaper than metham­phetamine.

Drug use in any form is of­ten a symp­tom of a wider is­sue such as poverty or men­tal and phys­i­cal ill­nesses.

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