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How Have There Been More Than 200 K2 Overdoses In Downtown Since the Beginning Of December?

According to this, Dallas Fire-Rescue has responded to more than 200 K2 overdoses since the beginning of December. (There is a bit more from an earlier report here.) K2 -- also known as Spice and Black Mamba and probably a bunch of other things -- is a synthetic cannabinoid that is gaining in popularity, probably because it is relatively easy to get and doesn't show up on most drug tests yet. Still, though: more than 200 overdoses in 53 days in one concentrated area? That's almost four a day. (If we're focusing on the small number of bars and clubs, we're mostly talking weekends, and the number is more like 20 a night.) I'm not an expert, but that feels like A LOT. And this reasoning doesn't make a ton of sense to me:
Collin County Juvenile Probation Officer and Substance Abuse Counselor Grace Raulston said, “Downtown Dallas area probably there's high population of people on probation probably for possession of marijuana and they’re probably trying to beat out the drug test.”
Whatever the reason, if there is one, watch out. Something is happening.
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According to this, Dallas Fire-Rescue has responded to more than 200 K2 overdoses since the beginning of December. (There is a bit more from an earlier report here.) K2 — also known as Spice and Black Mamba and probably a bunch of other things — is a synthetic cannabinoid that is gaining in popularity, probably because it is relatively easy to get and doesn’t show up on most drug tests yet. Still, though: more than 200 overdoses in 53 days in one concentrated area? That’s almost four a day. (If we’re focusing on the small number of bars and clubs, we’re mostly talking weekends, and the number is more like 20 a night.) I’m not an expert, but that feels like A LOT. And this reasoning doesn’t make a ton of sense to me:

Collin County Juvenile Probation Officer and Substance Abuse Counselor Grace Raulston said, “Downtown Dallas area probably there’s high population of people on probation probably for possession of marijuana and they’re probably trying to beat out the drug test.”

Whatever the reason, if there is one, watch out. Something is happening.

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