“‘Drug 85 Times as Potent as Marijuana Caused a ‘Zombielike’ state in Brooklyn’
It would be nice to get even a slight journalistic reflection on why people turn to weird black market synthetics to get high in this The New York Times article. Would that really happen if cannabis was legal?
I think not. Prohibition creates the market for completely unheard-of drugs that can be talked up as marijuana-like.
While media tends to refer to these drugs merely as ‘fake pot,’ there is some important scientific nuance that gets left out of conversations about cannabinoid synthetics. It’s the brass tacks of what I call the ‘potency problem’.”