The Little Known Drug...KJ...

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Submitted: August 25, 2015

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Submitted: August 25, 2015



KJ is street slang for the drug phencyclidine, or PCP.
KJ is also known as " Killer Joint."

During the late 1980s and 1990s, there was a decline in the abuse of phencyclidine (PCP) however  recently it has been on the incline . Street names, Angel Dust, Hog, Wack, Ozone, Rocket Fuel, Sherman’s, Crystal and Embalming Fluid. Street names for PCP combined with marijuana include Killer Joints commonly called “ KJ”, Super Grass, Fry, Lovelies, Wets, and Waters.
PCP was developed in the 1950s to be used as an intravenous anesthetic in the United States, but its use was discontinued due to incidences of experiencing postoperative delirium with hallucinations, and as a result, is no longer used for medical purposes in the United States. Production has ceased.
Phencyclidine, 1-(1-phencyclohexyl)  piperidine, a toxic liquid, soluble in water and it induces distortion of sight and sound and produces feelings of detachment. The intoxicating effects can be produced within 2 to 5 minutes after smoking and 30 to 60 minutes after swallowing. PCP intoxication may last from 4 to 8 hours; some users report experiencing subjective effects from 24 to 48 hours, as slurred speech and loss coordination with sudden strength and invulnerability. A blank Catatonic stare and rigid posture, REM the more observed effects.  Physiological effects include increased blood pressure, rapid and shallow breathing, elevated heart rate and elevated temperature.
Chronic use of PCP can result in dependency with a withdrawal syndrome upon cessation of the drug. Chronic abuse of PCP can impair memory and thinking, long-term use include persistent speech difficulties, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, and social withdrawal.
Smoking is the most common method of abuse, leafy material such as mint, parsley, oregano, tobacco, or marijuana is saturated with PCP, and subsequently rolled into a cigarette and smoked. A marijuana joint or cigarette dipped in liquid PCP is known as a “dipper.” PCP is typically used by young adults and high school students aged 12 and older...
PCP is available in powder, crystal, tablet, capsule, and liquid forms. It is most commonly sold in powder and liquid forms. Tablets sold as MDMA (Ecstasy). Prices for PCP range from $5-$15 per tablet, $20-$30 for a gram of powder PCP, and $200-$300 for an ounce of liquid PCP. The “dipper” sells for $10-$20 each.
Makes you give thought to where do these users get their money ?

This article was written to give understanding to the issues of drug abuse, and not associated in any way with the Legalization of Medical Marijuana which serves purpose for many with limited life expectancy..




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