Marijuana laced with Fentanyl

Fentanyl is the new crack that is killing. 

As an advocate of change and author of hope–you will find 4 different blogs articles on this website  that address  the opioid crisis, emergency, the discussions as well as the Open Our Eyes Radio Show on the opioid epidemic in relevance to:
1. Prescription overdoses
Heroin overdoses

Fentanyl,  is a powerful synthetic opioid used in medical settings to treat chronic pain. On the street, it takes just a small amount for someone to overdose within minutes.


According to the NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) –  Tennessee District Attorney Matthew Stowe, is offering a warning about a new, deadly mix of drugs – marijuana mixed with fentanyl.  Attorney Stowe, told News 2 the drug is here in Tennessee and he can’t warn people fast enough. Sadly, this reminds me of how crack cocaine made its entrance into the universe in the 1980’s and 90’s.

The disturbing  fact to the News 2 article  concerning marijuana being laced with fentanyl  is I attended the forum on  November 1, 2017,   entitled: Opioid Use: An Epidemic of Addiction not Abuse, at George Washington, University. That is when I and the audience  learned from  Dr. Grant Baldman, Director Division of Unintentional injury Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and the (CDC) Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the 3 fact that we as a [society] are not being educated concerning  prescription overdoses, heroin overdoses  and  fentanyl.

Then on November 15, 2017, I attended  the [call to action] policy change  meeting for solutions on Capitol Hill. The meeting addressed MAT the Medication Assisted Treatment as a Frontline Response to the National Opioid Emergency Policy.
That is where I asked the question to the panel–Why are we as a society not being informed about carfentanil.  Dr. Frances Levin, Past President of American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry; Kennedy-Leavy Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University; and Chief of Substance Abuse Division at NY Presbyterian Hospital– informed me and the audience of the dangers and differences between carfentanil vs fentanyl.  See the video

Now, Tennessee District Attorney Stowe, has said. “Marijuana laced with fentanyl can be extremely deadly and to anyone who touches it, taste it, smokes it [or] anything else of that nature,” he explained, fentanyl laced on marijuana can be the deadliest drug there is.” He has also stated “I want to get an alert out right away,“I didn’t want the community to have their first notice that we have this problem be someone’s child in the morgue.”He continued, “Parents just need to know how deadly this is.

Someone with marijuana laced with fentanyl could light up that joint, and not only would they be dead, but everyone who’s been around it inhaling the smoke could be dead as well in a matter of minutes.”