Toronto’s recent discovery of what used to be called marijuana or pot has now been upgraded or changed to create a drug called “shatter.” Police in metro Toronto Canada recently discovered a brittle, caramel-coloured sticky substance during a drug bust. This drug, called on the streets’ shatter’, is actually the extracted and highly concentrated active ingredient in Marijuana, THC. The method to extract this ingredient requires clandestine laboratory equipment.
In the US alone, there have been over 30 explosions related to the effort to extract THC from marijuana plants within the past year. The recent explosion in Barrie, Ontario, was related to propane tanks suspected in the extraction process to create this so-called ‘shatter’ drug. Considering that marijuana joints can have anywhere from 5% to 20% potency, this particular form of THC goes up to 80%, which puts the unsuspecting drug addict in a high-risk zone. Any drug is bad for the body and mind but when you don’t know what you’re taking it makes the risk that much more dangerous.
The reason drug dealers are always looking for a new way to distribute their product is sometimes based on its addictive nature making first-time users immediate long-term clients, as seen with crack cocaine. Accessibility is another feature that traffickers seek out. Some drugs are more difficult to import, making a drug with less risk than attempting to smuggle a drug across the border, such as heroin, and is less trouble than simply dealing in Oxycodone or Fentanyl. Canada can grow its own marijuana, and decent pot quality has been achieved in western Canada, but this is bulky and hard to hide or move. With this new form of marijuana, ‘shatter,’ a dealer can move a large quantity in a very small space.
Society has always found some form of toxin to relieve pain or perform certain rituals. Any substance that alters the mind and general behaviour has shown to be counter survival to the best interest of the many. Emergency medical relief is another matter. It’s the continuance or recreational use that is damaging to the person and those around them. The number of work hours lost every year is astronomical. The number of people admitted to an emergency ward for a drug overdose is way above any conscious society like ours. Why people use drugs is a simple story.
Emotional pain, physical discomforts, losses, failures, shyness and dozens of other reasons cause one to live with unwanted feelings. Without a real workable solution to these emotions, one finds a solution. Those are the underlying conditions behind addiction. All drugs bring about a numbing of these feelings and all other feelings, emotions, motivations, etc., but the condition returns when the drug wears off. More drugs are used, and higher dosages are needed to get the same effect, known as tolerance. The body becomes accustomed to this toxin and now requires it, which we call addiction.
Drugs harm the body, mind and soul, there is really no good result from abusing such toxic substances. How you treat your body and mind will increase or decrease your spiritual ability to change the world for the better or, the worse. If you or someone you know is using shatter or any other drug, call us for help today and begin to live drug-free and with success.
To receive immediate help for addiction to Shatter or any other drug, please call our toll-free number. And speak with our professional referral counsellor to find help for private drug rehab.