The toxicology results for the Miami Face Eater were released today. The only drug found in his system was marijuana.
The Miami police and their fellow travelers in the media were quick to link this attack with a designer drugs known as "Bath Salts". Now the truth is known maybe the media will find another cause du jour.
I'm a wimp when if comes to intoxicants. The most powerful recreational drugs I use are Southern Comfort and Jack Daniels. I have a prescription for Vicodin ES but that is for gout not for fun. So I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to the illegal drug scene.
It seems to me the the guy making these designer drugs are damned good chemists. In a civilized world they would be working in a laboratory somewhere doing something useful like discovering the next generation of antibiotics or inventing a cure for politics. Instead the huge profits from the black market in drugs allows thugs to hire these guys to design new ways to get high.
Where is the sense in that?
People want their intoxicants. Just as I like a to have a drink in the evenings, some people want to smoke a joint or snort cocaine. I think the only reason synthetic marijuana and bath salts exist is because the damnfools in government keep actual marijuana and pharmaceutical grade narcotics tightly controlled. Decades of watching the government fight the drugged war have inevitably led this reasonably sane author to this realization:
If people cannot get unadulterated and known dosages they will buy something cooked up by smart, educated semi-underground chemists. Take you pick.
Or, I guess, we could turn the whole business over to the Mexican cartels.