Synthetic drugs may be the new trend in getting high that parents, law enforcement agents and lawmakers need to be worried about. From the synthetic marijuana products that came out several years ago packaged to look like incense or potpourri, to the newest drugs coming from China and Europe, these laboratory-manufactured substances pose a real public health problem. A young man in Australia recently jumped to his death after taking what may be the newest synthetic to hit the black market: LSD.
Prior to his third-floor balcony fall, Henry Kwan had taken a synthetic hallucinogen called 25I-NBOMe, which is much stronger than acid. "What we've seen over the last five years is people taking NBOMes at very high doses, without realising what they're taking," says Dr Monica Barratt, who works on the Drug Policy Modelling program at the University of NSW. "At high doses, NBOMes are actually toxic to the body, and we don't see that with LSD. That's one of the reasons why we see the NBOMe series as more dangerous."
Prior to his third-floor balcony fall, Henry Kwan had taken a synthetic hallucinogen called 25I-NBOMe, which is much stronger than acid. \\\"What we've seen over the last five years is people taking NBOMes at very high doses, without realising what they're taking,\\\" says Dr Monica Barratt, who works on the Drug Policy Modelling program at the University of NSW. \\\"At high doses, NBOMes are actually toxic to the body, and we don't see that with LSD. That's one of the reasons why we see the NBOMe series as more dangerous.\\\"
In Philo's penthouse suite, Lenny finds Philo brain-dead on the floor and another disc, revealing that Max and Faith are lovers, and that Max "fried" Philo's brain with an amplified recording of them feigning rape. Faith explains to Lenny that Philo hired Max to kill Iris, but when Philo wanted Faith dead as part of the coverup, Max decided to frame Lenny for the murders. Lenny and Max struggle in a fight, which culminates with Lenny throwing Max off the balcony to his death. Meanwhile, on the crowded streets, Mace subdues Steckler and Engelman but other officers take down Mace. Strickland arrives and orders Mace be released and Steckler and Engelman arrested for murder. Engelman commits suicide; Steckler threatens Mace, but the officers gun him down. The officers arrest Faith; Lenny finds Mace and the two share a kiss as the crowd celebrates the turn of the new millennium.
A man wearing nothing but boxer shorts falls to his death from a hotel balcony, smashing into a glass table on the ground. Upon arriving at the scene, Langston notices that the victim smells like alcohol. Nick questions the two young women who were witnesses; neither of them recall hearing any yelling or screaming before the victim landed in front of them. Catherine is able to find out that the victim is Brad Malone, a guest at the hotel. Over the last few days, he had lost over $100,000 gambling. The CSIs wonder if Brad decided to commit suicide after losing all that money.
Kyle's alibi checks out; he was in the emergency room when Brad hit the pavement. Dana lied, and Nick wonders what else she's been lying about. The team proves that Dana is physically capable of pushing someone Brad's size over the railing, but an experiment proves that she was actually sitting on Brad's lap on the balcony's railing seven stories up. A flashback shows the two engaged in sexual activity on the railing when Brad started to fall backwards. The scratch marks on his arm are from Dana trying to grab him, but she was unable to do so, leading to Brad falling to his death.
In March 2014, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) learned of the death of a man aged 19 years after consuming an edible marijuana product. CDPHE reviewed autopsy and police reports to assess factors associated with his death and to guide prevention efforts. The decedent's friend, aged 23 years, had purchased marijuana cookies and provided one to the decedent. A police report indicated that initially the decedent ate only a single piece of his cookie, as directed by the sales clerk. Approximately 30-60 minutes later, not feeling any effects, he consumed the remainder of the cookie. During the next 2 hours, he reportedly exhibited erratic speech and hostile behaviors. Approximately 3.5 hours after initial ingestion, and 2.5 hours after consuming the remainder of the cookie, he jumped off a fourth floor balcony and died from trauma. The autopsy, performed 29 hours after time of death, found marijuana intoxication as a chief contributing factor. Quantitative toxicologic analyses for drugs of abuse, synthetic cannabinoid, and cathinones ("bath salts") were performed on chest cavity blood by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. The only confirmed findings were cannabinoids (7.2 ng/mL delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] and 49 ng/mL delta-9 carboxy-THC, an inactive marijuana metabolite). The legal whole blood limit of delta-9 THC for driving a vehicle in Colorado is 5.0 ng/mL. This was the first reported death in Colorado linked to marijuana consumption without evidence of polysubstance use since the state approved recreational use of marijuana in 2012.
The following evening, King was assassinated as he stood on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. A white segregationist, James Earl Ray, was later convicted of the crime. The Poor People's Campaign continued for a few months but did not achieve its objectives. King became an increasingly revered figure after his death, however, and many of his critics ultimately acknowledged his considerable accomplishments. In 1969 his widow, Coretta Scott King, established the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, in Atlanta, to carry on his work. In 1986, a national holiday was established to honor King's birth. 781b155fdc