posted on Feb, 15 2019 @ 09:04 AM
a reply to: Bluntone22
I don't understand the Fentanyl thing, maybe someone can explain it.
Most illegal drugs are "cut" with some inert substance to generate higher profits, particularly at the street level. It's the exact opposite with
Fentanyl, it is being added to powders and pills at the production level. Plus, Fentanyl is actually more difficult and labor intensive to
manufacture than the base drug. So, why all of a sudden has it shown up on the illegal drug circuit? It doesn't make any sense...that is, unless
producers and dealers are trying
to kill their customers.
I was reading some of these articles yesterday, and have been hearing more and more about this lately. Nothing I've found so far fully explains why
Fentanyl is being added to illegal drugs other than to say it is used to make them more potent. Okay, that makes sense, by why add it illicitly?
Fentanyl is said to be 100x stronger than opium/heroin and a lethal dose is smaller than a single shake of a salt shaker, so it is extremely difficult
to measure without sophisticated laboratory-grade measuring apparatus. Derivatives are up to 10,000x stronger.
China was thought to be the #1 producer of illegal Fentanyl, but recently it was discovered Mexico is likely the largest source of illegal Fentanyl
making it into North America.
This stuff is really, really, DANGEROUS in all but microscopic dosages. It just doesn't compute why it is being used.