Archive for November 28th, 2010
Spice, Wicked XXX, and K2 are popular brands of synthetic cannabis (marijuana), an herbal and chemical product that mimics the effects of cannabis. Synthetic cannabis has become very popular with teenagers, mainly due to the fact that is easy to get. Teens can get the products online, it is also sold in head shops as an incense or “herbal smoking blend”. It even comes in flavors like blueberry and strawberry. Synthetic cannabis does not produce positive results in drug tests for cannabis, it acts differently than THC. The labels don’t say what is in it, since the product is sold as incense, it’s not regulated like a food or drug, so manufacturer could put anything they want in it. It has never been tested in humans, however there are reports of people having heart rates around 150 and blood pressure shooting up to 200 over 100. The DEA is makeing products like K2 and Spice a Schedule I controlled substances (illegal drugs with no permitted medical use), the new regulation will be effective after a mandatory 30-day waiting period.
Salvia has become a popular drug among teenagers, parents should be aware that it is easily available over the counter. Salvia is a psychoactive plant which can induce dissociative effects, it is smoked by teens to induce hallucinations. Salvia also known as Divine Sage and Magic Mint is a legal, natural hallucinogen. Teens can easily access Salvia online or over the counter at health and spirituality stores. Some states have outlawed salvia. In Delaware, the law was pushed by a mother who believed salvia contributed to her son’s suicide.
Sippin on some sizzurp
Like A G6: lyrics by Far East Movement
Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard
When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard
Sippin sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6
Now I’m feelin so fly like a G6
Purple drank ( aka sizzurp, lean, syrup, drank, candy drank, purple oil, and Texas tea ) a slang term for a popular recreational drug, made with prescription-strength cough syrup usually containing codeine and promethazine or dextromethorphan (DMX). Cough syrup is typically mixed with ingredients such as Sprite and a Jolly Rancher candy. The purplish hue of purple drank comes from dyes in the cough syrup. It can also be made as an alcoholic drink. The drink has been popularized by rap and hip – hop music and has also become a trend among teenagers. A 2008 study found that one in 10 American teenagers has abused products with DXM to get high, making it more popular in that age group than cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and meth. Dextromethorphan (DMX) is found in common cough medicines. Popular slang terms for DMX include triple C, skittles, Robo, and dex. Tuss slang for the prescription cough medicine brand Tussionex which contains hydrocodone. Parents should keep cough medicine locked in a cabinet and be aware of side effects including drowsiness, especially falling asleep in class and bizarre, unexplained behavior. Keep cough medicines in a locked cabinet.
- Candy dipping is soaking or dipping marijuana joints (blunts) in syrup.
Marijuana, cannabis, pot, reefer, doja, cheeba, weed, herb, ganja, green, bud, K.B., hydro, T.H.C
Best of Both Worlds Az is introducing a “Teens” category dedicated to the special issues of raising a teenager. “Teens” will be a sub-catagory, of Family Affairs.
* Categories are found left side of page.
Teenagers have always had a language of their own, using slang words that leave parents clueless. Concerns about drugs, alcohol and sex are also nothing new, however today’s teenagers are much more tech savvy than their parents. Social networking and the development of cell phones with cameras and internet capabilities have changed the world of parenting. If a parent is to stand a chance raising a teen, they need to be “clued in” to the world of a teenager.
It truly does take a village to raise a child. This is a great opportunity for parents (and grandparent) to comment, ask questions, share advice and get informed. I encourage sharing these topics with any parent of a teen or tween.