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Presentation on Bath Salts & Spice - Synthetic Drugs. Synthetic Drugs are very dangerous and are legal in many states. This PowerPoint explains why we need to work to make these street drugs illegal to manufacture, distribute, possess and use.

Death has occurred on the first use and are available legally to kids of any age. Help us pass laws to make synthetic drugs illegal.

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  1. 1. Synthetic Drugs Spice & Bath Salts (Click scroll bar to advance) (Click ESC to exit PowerPoint)
  2. 2. Synthetic Drugs <ul><li>Synthetic Drugs are a new class of street drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>They are very dangerous and in many cases are not yet illegal to sell or possess. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Synthetic Drugs <ul><li>Two Major Classifications </li></ul><ul><li>Spice – Synthetic Marijuana </li></ul><ul><li>Bath Salts – Synthetic Cocaine, PCP, LSD </li></ul>
  4. 4. Synthetic Drugs Are Deadly Chemicals <ul><li>One-time use has resulted in death. </li></ul><ul><li>Adults and children have died </li></ul><ul><li>Deliberately mislabeled to avoid regulation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Spice What is Spice?
  6. 6. Spice Synthetic Marijuana Spice or K2 is a mixture of herbs or spices sprayed with synthetic chemicals similar to THC in marijuana but more powerful Smoked to get high
  7. 7. Spice <ul><li>Spice can be sprayed onto anything that can be burned and then the smoke is inhaled to get high. </li></ul><ul><li>Many times it is sprayed onto herbs and smoked similar to a cigarette. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is “Spice” “K2”? (Synthetic Cannabinoids)
  9. 9. What is Spice? <ul><li>Spice or K2 is a mixture of herbs or spices sprayed with synthetic chemicals similar to THC in marijuana but more powerful Smoked to get high </li></ul><ul><li>Spice is NOT Marijuana , it is a dangerous Hallucinogenic Drug! </li></ul><ul><li>Intentionally Mislabeled as “herbal incense”, and “potpourri”. </li></ul><ul><li>Marked “Not For Human Consumption” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Spice Effects on Mind & Body <ul><li>Agitation </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety including extreme panic attacks </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Paranoia </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosis </li></ul><ul><li>Hallucinations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flashbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Increased blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Increased heart rate </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiac arrest </li></ul><ul><li>Blood shot eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul><ul><li>Tingling, numbness </li></ul><ul><li>Vomiting </li></ul><ul><li>Brain Seizures </li></ul><ul><li>Tremors </li></ul><ul><li>Suicidal Thoughts? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Spice Dangers <ul><li>Unregulated, Untested, No Medicinal Use </li></ul><ul><li>No long-term studies, the true effects are not yet known </li></ul><ul><li>Never Tested on Humans </li></ul><ul><li>Spice/K2 is physically addicting </li></ul><ul><li>Dangerous! One-time use has resulted in death! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Flavor Added to Spice <ul><li>Cotton Candy </li></ul><ul><li>Bubble Gum </li></ul><ul><li>Juicy Fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Strawberry </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit Punch </li></ul><ul><li>And more </li></ul>
  13. 13. SUHSD Student Dies- Graduation Day Cardiac Arrest Hospital E/R <ul><li>Video from KUSI NEWS San Diego </li></ul><ul><li>June, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Includes cell phone video from hospital taken by parent </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kusi.com/video?clipId=5944833&autostart=true (click to view) </li></ul>
  14. 14. David Rozga, 18 Years Old <ul><li>&quot;A week after my son David's high school graduation, he smoked a substance called K2,&quot; (Spice) said Mike Rozga. &quot;Within an hour or so of smoking that, he was dead.“ </li></ul><ul><li>David suffered a K2-induced or related panic attack and shot himself. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.k2drugfacts.com/ (click to view) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Bath Salts Synthetic Cocaine, PCP, LSD
  16. 16. Bath Salts – Synthetic Stimulants and others -What are They? <ul><li>A very dangerous synthetic drug </li></ul><ul><li>Are NOT used for Baths! </li></ul><ul><li>Deliberately Mislabeled </li></ul><ul><li>“ Not For Human Consumption” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Bath Salts Used <ul><li>Same manner as controlled substances cocaine and methamphetamine </li></ul><ul><li>Snorting </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Injection </li></ul><ul><li>Swallowing in water </li></ul><ul><li>Active Ingredient MDPV and others </li></ul>
  18. 18. Bath Salts Effects Mind and Body <ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul><ul><li>Agitation, Easily Angered </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme Paranoia </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosis </li></ul><ul><li>Hallucinations </li></ul><ul><li>High Body Temperature can melt muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney Failure </li></ul><ul><li>Increased blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Increased heart rate </li></ul><ul><li>Can be combined to give </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulant High </li></ul><ul><li>LSD Hallucinations </li></ul><ul><li>PCP Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Amphetamines Paranoia </li></ul>
  19. 19. As Dangerous as Cocaine, Crystal Methamphetamine, LSD and PCP...
  20. 20. No Age Restrictions <ul><li>Anyone Can Buy, Including Children </li></ul><ul><li>Is Not tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>Is Not “Synthetic Marijuana” or “Fake Pot” </li></ul><ul><li>A Dangerous Chemical Drug </li></ul>
  21. 21. Labeling is Vague <ul><li>Label lists what chemicals are NOT in this container of Spice </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown what chemicals are actually in container </li></ul>
  22. 22. What Bath Salts look like?
  23. 23. White Girl, Scarface, Superman,
  24. 24. May Also Be Labeled <ul><li>“ Toilet Bowl Cleaner” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Plant Food” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fertilizer” </li></ul><ul><li>Some brand names are “Scarface”, “Superman” “Hurricane Charley” </li></ul>
  25. 25. “ Charley Sheene ” Bath Powder
  26. 26. Deception and Profits! <ul><li>30 Ounce Container of REAL Bath Salts is only $4.00 </li></ul><ul><li>30 Ounce Container of Drug mislabeled as Bath Salts would cost $51,000.00 ($15 a Gram) </li></ul><ul><li>People Selling Know This is a DRUG and Don’t Care! </li></ul>Real Bath Salts $4 “ Bath Salts “ (Drug ) $15-40
  27. 27. Where is it being sold and how is displayed? Sold mostly in independent mom and pop type stores, convenience stores, gas stations or on the internet.
  28. 28. Spice For Sale… <ul><li>Prices for Spice start at $5.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Retail Stores </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,00 Internet sites selling </li></ul><ul><li>3,000 Companies in China selling in bulk </li></ul><ul><li>Street Sales? </li></ul><ul><li>5 Billion Dollars a year in Sales </li></ul>Spice
  29. 29. Know What is Sold in Your Neighborhood Stores <ul><li>Spice and Bath Salts Sold At: </li></ul><ul><li>Delis & Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Liquor Stores </li></ul><ul><li>Gas Stations </li></ul><ul><li>Smoke Shops </li></ul><ul><li>Internet – Widely Available online </li></ul>Bath Salts
  30. 30. Facebook – Scarface Bath Salt
  31. 31. What is the appeal? Seller: big money & currently legal to possess User: Low Cost $15-50 per ¼ gram Does not show on a standard drug screen
  32. 32. Random Drug Testing <ul><li>Synthetic Drugs are difficult to detect on Standard Drug Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to those who are randomly tested </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Military </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Probation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parole </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Spice & Bath Salts “Manufacturer” <ul><li>Video KFVS Television in Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kfvs12.com/story/15259743/maker-of-bath-salts-says-he-has-nothing-to-hide (click address to watch news report) </li></ul><ul><li>Bath Salts and Spice Manufacturer </li></ul><ul><li>Observe quality of lock, conditions of manufacturing, nail file used to measure “Bath Salts”, Scale used to weigh very small quantities of drug, listen to profit margins </li></ul>
  34. 34. Bath Salts for Sale <ul><li>Prices start at $15 </li></ul><ul><li>Retail Stores </li></ul><ul><li>Wholesale sites in China </li></ul><ul><li>+1,000 Internet sites selling U.S.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Street Sales? </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals making Millions of Dollars in sales </li></ul>
  35. 35. Why do we need to get involved? Use is increasing rapidly.
  36. 36. Calls to All Poison Control Centers about Spice and Bath Salts (Graph data as of July 31, 2011)
  37. 37. Calls to All Poison Control Centers About Spice <ul><li>Spice (Synthetic Cannabinoids) </li></ul><ul><li>2,915 calls in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>3,787 calls through July 31, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>5,083 calls through September 30, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Bath Salts (Synthetic Stimulants) </li></ul><ul><li>303 calls in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>4,137 calls through July 31, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>5,226 calls through September 30, 2011 </li></ul>
  38. 38. We need to act now
  39. 39. Why do we need to get involved? Kids are dying – sometimes on the first use!
  40. 40. Three Bath Salts Deaths – High Speed Pursuit, Murder - Suicide Washington State, Interstate 5, speeds in excess of 100 mph. Murder-Suicide when pursuit ended. Five-year old child found dead in home from asphyxiation
  41. 41. Bath Salts User - Under Influence <ul><li>Video KMOV NEWS Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Bath-salt-users-menace-to-public-police-and-hospital-staff-126894738.html (click to View) </li></ul><ul><li>User scared to death of imaginary people </li></ul><ul><li>Ran over girlfriend with a vehicle </li></ul><ul><li>Police report users discharging firearms at imaginary people </li></ul>
  42. 42. Dickie Sanders – 21 Years Old <ul><li>Snorted Bath Salts </li></ul><ul><li>Vivid Terrifying hallucinations </li></ul><ul><li>Attempted Suicide </li></ul><ul><li>Rushed to Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Returned home and committed suicide </li></ul><ul><li>Both Parents Medical Doctors </li></ul>
  43. 43. 64 Sailors Caught in Alleged Drug Ring <ul><li>Navy officials say of the 64 Sailors caught, nearly 50 San Diego-based Sailors were involved in sale and use of synthetic drug Spice (News Report October 20, 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Substance abuse risks the lives of shipmates and erodes readiness” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Alarming rise” in synthetic drug use among sailors </li></ul>
  44. 44. Warnings By Government <ul><li>Numerous Warnings by Government Agencies and Military </li></ul><ul><li>DEA, DOJ, CDC, Poison Control Centers, etc. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Headlines Across The Nation <ul><li>Spice </li></ul><ul><li>School Shooting Principal wounded, AP Killed, </li></ul><ul><li>High Speed Pursuit 19 year old killed </li></ul><ul><li>Suicides </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiac Arrest </li></ul><ul><li>Brain Seizures </li></ul><ul><li>Hallucinations </li></ul><ul><li>Panic Attacks </li></ul><ul><li>Bath Salts </li></ul><ul><li>Deputy Sheriff Killed Suspect with superhuman strength </li></ul><ul><li>Priest stabbed while asleep in Church bed </li></ul><ul><li>Mom believes 2 year old son is a demon </li></ul><ul><li>Active Duty Army Combat Medic, Kills Wife, son, self </li></ul>
  46. 46. Why do we need to get involved? Kids are dying – sometimes on the first use! The Drug is LEGAL in California to possess and use.
  47. 47. Legal To Possess in California For Personal Use!
  48. 48. Why do we need to get involved? Yes Legal The Drug is LEGAL in California to possess and use. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ California law only prohibits the sale of Spice (effective1/1/12) & Bath Salts.
  49. 49. Legal Does Not Mean Safe!
  50. 50. What are the current laws?
  51. 51. New California Laws <ul><li>New Laws DO NOT include bans on possession for personal use. Possession for personal use allowed </li></ul><ul><li>Bath Salts illegal to sell now, due to Urgency Clause </li></ul><ul><li>Spice Legal to Sell until January 1, 2012 </li></ul>
  52. 52. Police Enforcement <ul><li>Individuals will be allowed to possess these drugs for personal use </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement will not have the necessary tools to prevent individuals from possessing and using these deadly drugs and endangering themselves and our community </li></ul><ul><li>We must act to keep our community safe! </li></ul>
  53. 53. State Bans <ul><li>38 States Have Banned Sales of Spice </li></ul><ul><li>30 States Have Banned Sales of Bath Salts </li></ul><ul><li>Including Bans on Possession for Personal Use </li></ul>
  54. 54. Federal Bans - Temporary <ul><li>DEA Emergency Ban on Spice (March, 2011) – 5 Chemical Ingredients Banned. At least 47 in use today. Only one chemical needed. </li></ul><ul><li>DEA Emergency Ban on 3 Bath Salts Chemicals (October, 2011). There are more than 20 chemicals used to make Bath Salts… </li></ul><ul><li>Bans circumvented by using other chemicals Pending Federal Legislation to help fix this issue </li></ul>
  55. 55. Chemical Class Approach to Legislation <ul><li>Banning individual chemical compounds is not effective. Manufacturer’s switch to other chemical compounds not included in laws </li></ul><ul><li>Ban entire chemical class as other many other states have done! Chemical Class includes all chemical compounds </li></ul><ul><li>No medicinal value to these toxic, poisonous chemicals. No legitimate use! </li></ul>
  56. 56. Where do we start? <ul><li>School Boards – banning possession on school campuses. </li></ul>
  57. 57. School District Concerns <ul><li>Possession or use of Spice or Bath Salts (not illegal or considered a controlled substance) is not listed in the California Education Code, then we cannot suspend or expel a student. </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego County Office of Education, Senior Director of Student Support Services, Loretta Middleton </li></ul>
  58. 58. SUHSD Superintendent Brand <ul><li>Sweetwater Union High School District </li></ul><ul><li>Very concerned, strong supporter of the need to make parents aware of this information </li></ul><ul><li>Superintended created New Administrative Regulation To BAN Possession For Personal Use on School Campuses </li></ul><ul><li>School Board approved new regulation on October 17, 2011 </li></ul>
  59. 59. Awareness & Education Needed <ul><li>Video 10 NEWS San Diego, August 4, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.10news.com/video/28761180/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Great Need for Awareness, Education & Outreach </li></ul>
  60. 60. Where do we start? <ul><li>School Boards – banning possession on school campuses. </li></ul><ul><li>City Councils passing laws in each city or county making possession of Spice illegal </li></ul>
  61. 61. Chula Vista City Ordinance? <ul><li>Local Ordinance may be adopted in Chula Vista for Spice and Bath Salts – passed Nov 1 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Other Cities in U.S. have banned these drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Would include bans on possession for personal use </li></ul><ul><li>Will other cities in San Diego County do the same? </li></ul><ul><li>County-Wide Ban for sales and possession </li></ul>
  62. 62. Where do we start? <ul><li>School Boards – banning possession on school campuses. </li></ul><ul><li>City Councils passing laws in each city or county making possession of Spice illegal </li></ul><ul><li>Goal – State or Federal laws prohibiting the manufacture, possession or trafficking of Spice. </li></ul>
  63. 63. Chula Vista City Council Meeting <ul><li>Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm Chula Vista City Hall, Council Chambers 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910 </li></ul><ul><li>Wear Red to support PASS and say “NO” to all drugs, including synthetic drugs! </li></ul><ul><li>Ban sales and possession for personal use in Chula Vista. Other cities are looking at doing the same! Please ATTEND this meeting! </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego WCTU attended and spoke in support of new laws. Ordinance was passed 11-1-2011 for the City of Chula Vista </li></ul>
  64. 64. As a WCTU member what are you going to do to Stop Spice & Bath Salts?
  65. 65. WCTU – What can we help do? <ul><li>Educate ourselves and our Unions </li></ul><ul><li>Educate parents and youth </li></ul><ul><li>Educate other Unions – spread the word </li></ul><ul><li>Get envolved in changing the CA law. Ban entire chemical class as many other states have done! Chemical Class includes all chemical compounds not just the chemical compounds being used currently. </li></ul><ul><li>Ban sale and possession of Spice and Bath Salts </li></ul>
  66. 66. Awareness, Education, Outreach
  67. 67. Cautionary Signs and Symptoms Synthetic Drugs <ul><li>Headaches </li></ul><ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul><ul><li>Irritable </li></ul><ul><li>Bloodshot Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Dry Mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Easily Agitated </li></ul><ul><li>Change in appetite </li></ul><ul><li>Spending increased amount of money </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch money or allowance can be pooled together with other students </li></ul><ul><li>Bath Salts Containers look similar to Lip Gloss Containers </li></ul>Educate our parents and youth
  68. 68. The Law Needs To Change <ul><li>Pray and Educate </li></ul><ul><li>Pray and Legislate </li></ul><ul><li>Pray and Agitate </li></ul>WCTU needs to
  69. 69. Were do I get Additional Information <ul><li>FaceBook - Pass (PeopleAgainst Spice Sales) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Talking with other WCTU members </li></ul>
  70. 70. Other groups working on banning Spice & Bath Salts
  71. 71. P eople A gainst S pice S ales “The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs and How To Protect Our Communities” William Perno, Retired Deputy Sheriff Eliza Bodie Cardin, Parent Founders of People Against Spice Sales (PASS)
  72. 72. Introduction to PASS <ul><li>Social Media (Facebook) brought awareness to the problem with Spice and youth users. </li></ul><ul><li>Talked with other parents at Hilltop Middle School and Mrs. Gavin, our Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with parents Eliza Bodie Cardin and William Perno (Retired Deputy Sheriff), to create PASS, bring awareness, take action and make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Grass Roots Community Group </li></ul>
  73. 73. What is PASS Doing? <ul><li>Community Partnerships: </li></ul><ul><li>School Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Parents & Community Groups </li></ul><ul><li>School Districts </li></ul><ul><li>Faith Based Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Elected Officials </li></ul><ul><li>Community Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Medical and First Responders </li></ul><ul><li>Media advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Testifying at public safety committees, city councils, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage local retailers to stop selling these deadly chemical drugs </li></ul>
  74. 74. Contact Information People Against Spice Sales (PASS) <ul><li>Email William Perno: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Email Eliza Bodie Cardin : [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Like us on Facebook: </li></ul><ul><li>www.facebook/People-Against-Spice-Sales-PASS </li></ul><ul><li>Follow us on Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>StopSpice </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You!!! </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint by William Perno – PASS </li></ul>

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