More than 100 people in a five-day stretch in Dallas and Austin, Texas, have exhibited signs of overdosing after consuming K2, a poorly regulated form of synthetic marijuana. A doctor at Dallas’ Baylor Medical Center said that “several of [the patients] came in with similar symptoms of psychosis, altered mental status, abnormal behavior.” Police say the overdoses are likely related and originated from a single Dallas supplier.
Synthetic cannabinoids, known under brand names like “synthetic marijuana,” “K2” or “Spice,” are designed to mimic the effects of marijuana. These “drugs” are usually just a mix of herbs or dried flowers, which are then sprayed with solutions containing psychoactive synthetic cannabinoids that bind to the same brain receptors as weed. The DEA thinks synthetic cannaboids are typically made by chemists in Asia, and the synthetic drugs are smuggled into the country and applied to dried and distributed by local sellers.
Saw this Bushmaster AR-10 build on auction and the thumbnail made it look somewhat mundane, but a closer look has some odd choices. The biggest glaring issue is that the seller mentions it has a custom rear monopod mount for the “U.S Scope Monopod”. That’s actually a CAA Folding Vertical Grip, which the seller thinks makes for a stable monopod. The use of a Magpul K2 grip, which is designed for shorter lengths of pull, is another strange choice for this .308 set-up with a long range scope and RMR. (GRH)