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40 Proof Chocolate Milk?
With alcoholic energy drinks recently being pulled off the market, what's the newest alcoholic beverage combination to turn up on store shelves? Alcoholic chocolate milk. Developed by a California woman, Adult Chocolate Milk, a 40-proof combination of vodka and chocolate milk, is now being sold in more than 20 states. They plan to add limeade, fruit punch and orange cream flavors as well. The product has gained exposure by being featured at private parties for the rich and famous. R&B singer Ginuwine has also signed on as the company's spokesman. Ironically, the beverage is made, bottled and packaged by Temperance Distilling Co. in Temperance, Michigan.
We've been hearing about new alcoholic beverages like Adult Chocolate Milk, but what about marijuana/beverage combos? A man in California by the name of Clay Butler recently began marketing a marijuana soft drink known as Canna Cola. The first offering will be dupplied to medical marijuana dispensaries, containing between 35 and 65 milligrams of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
The Secret Life of Marijuana
The Facts: How People Get High
Who: Marajuana, AKA Weed, Grass, and Mary Jane, is estimated to be used by about 14.8 million Americans, age 12 or older. About 6,000 people try marijuana each day.
What: Marijuana is a dry green and brown mix of flowers, stems, and leaves of the hemp plant. The active chemical in marijuana is Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC for short.
Why People Abuse It: THC is the chemical in marijuana that causes the "high" sensation. It goes to the receptors in the brain that deliver high sensation, but it can cause long term damages such cancer, and difficulties with the respiratory and immune system.
Effects: Problems with memory and learning, distorted perception, loss of coordination, increased heart rate, and anxiety.
A Kitchen Danger...
That danger is methamphetamines
AKA: Meth, Speed, Chalk, Ice, and Glass.
How is it taken? Well, Meth can be snorted, injected, smoked or dissolved in fluids.
Where does it come from? Meth is imported from foreign countries or is made in illegal "superlabs" in a person's own home or apartment.
Well, if this stuff's so bad, then why do people use it?
Meth is a stimulant. It increases the release of a brain chemical known as dopamine, which is involved in motivation, pleasure, and motor functions. Using Meth can permanently alter the levels of dopamine in the brain, preventing normalization.
Effects of Meth Include: Premature aging, gum sores, and holes in the mouth or gums.
What is it? Well, Cocaine is a stimulant much like Meth, which increases the levels of dopamine in the brain. It can be taken in several ways, including snorting, smoking, and inhaling. Cocaine is also known as Crack; a form of Crystalized cocaine that is highly concentrated and incredibly addictive. Users get addicted on the very first try!
Ecstasy, also known as X, Adam, and XTX, is yet another drug similar to meth. It acts as a stimulant and has hallucinogenic properties. People who use X are known to trust anyone completely.
THIS DRUG IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS! This drug is toxic to the brain, causes involuntary clenching of the neck and jaw muscles, as well as permanently damaging the brain and raising the internal temperature of the body.
Heroin is a dangerous drug that can be injected, ingested, or snorted. It is yet another drug that works by affecting the dopamine levels of the brain. It gives a "rush" feeling, followed by a period of drowsiness This drug however, causes true addiction, making the user go through withdrawal symptoms if away from it for too long.
Also known as Liquid, Acid, and Boomer Trips; this drug is extremely dangerous and well-versed. It has the ability to be placed on almost any part of the body and cause a near instant high. The drug causes hallucinations for up to 12 hours, bad trips, psychosis, flashbacks, and the inability to tell fantasy from reality.
An ADHD medicine that makes it easier to focus and gives a jittery feeling to users.
This drug (also known as Rids, Pineapple, Uppers, Vitamin R, Jiff and R Ball) is normally used to treat ADD and ADHD. It causes nervousness, insomnia, loss of appetite, dizziness, headaches, and psychotic episodes.
Also known as bang, kick, glue, huff, sniff, poppers, whippets, and Texas shoeshine, these drugs cause tremendous damage to the entire body. They affect the brain faster than any other substance and can cause irreversible physical and mental damage. Because they are breathed in, the body is deprived of oxygen, causing the heart to work faster, spreading its effects to the body faster than other drugs. Inhalants can cause liver, lung and kidney problems; loss of hearing and/or smell; nausea, nosebleeds, muscle wasting, and instant death from suffocation. Examples of inhalants are aerosol sprays, cleaning fluids, glue, paint, paint thinner, gasoline, propane, nail polish remover, correction fluid, and marker pens.
This is the inhalation of chemical vapors for a quick high. An estimated two-million kids, ages 12-17, are doing it. Examples of huffing include using inhalants, such as glue, paint thinner, and nail polis remover, as well as Jenkem.
Also known as sizzurp, lean, liquid, codeine, and syrup; this drug is a combination of cough syrup, juice/sprite, and a jolly rancher. It was made popular through the use by music artists. Side effects of use include: stomach bleeding, kidney damage, liver damage, "itchies", constipation, nausea, hangover, tiny pupils, blurred vision, poor night vision, impaired ability to drive, decreased heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing; disorientation, convulsions, hallucinations, depression, sexual problems, agitation, tremors, and seizures.
This drug is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It's side-effects include strong breathing problems, confusion, clamminess, dialation of the puples, weakness, and fatigue.
A pain killer that causes euphoria, drowsiness, lethargy, relaxation, and difficulty in concentrating, however, it can cause liver damage or failure after long-term use.
A sedative that is normally used to relieve mild to moderate anxiety/panic attacks, however, it is extremely addictive.
Used to treat anxiety disorders for short-term anxiety relief. Side effects include drowsiness, fatigue, light headedness, and loss of muscle coordination.
Also known as K, Special K, Vitamin K, and Cat Valium, this drug is an animal anesthetic which impairs motor functions, blood pressure, and causes fatal respiratory problems.
Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate
In moderate doses, GHB causes feelings of relaxation, euphoria, and disinhibition , much like alcohol. At higher doses, GHB can cause sleep so deep, that it's often mistaken for a coma. It can also cause drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, lower respiration, amnesia, and death.
Also known as Spice, Genie, Red X Dawn, and Zohai; this drug is a series of plant herbs that has been sprayed with a chemical that that is similar to marijuana. While it's sold as an inscence in tobacco shops, it's mainly used as a substitute for marijuana. Side effects of use include irregular heartbeat, seizures, increased blood pressure, loss of consciouness, hallucnination,s and increased agitations.
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