Have we reached peak K2 usage, the synthetic drug that was once and I suppose still marketed as giving a marijuana like high. I hope this video clip taken by a shocked onlooker, will warn others to stay away from experimenting with this drug in hopes of obtaining a pleasant buzz.
The reporter from Inside Edition mentions it as a “bad batch” of K2. I wonder if their is such thing as a good batch? In reality, the effects of K2 or Spice are just as terrifying your average zombie flick. Let’s all just hope the munchies that follow do not include human brains.
From Inside Edition :
Police say 33 people were hospitalized in the mass overdose after using the cheap but powerful drug.
One man, 38-year-old Brian Arthur, was so stunned by the atmosphere around him, he posted footage of people in a zombie-like state on Facebook Live Tuesday morning. “Walk up the block and you see nothing but people laying around, shaking on the ground,” he told Inside Edition. “It was a horrific scene.” He added: “It was something out of a zombie movie. Something you would see on The Walking Dead.” Arthur said he did not call 911 but admits people acting out after taking K2 is “something I see every day — but never this bad.”
A spokesperson for the NYPD said all of the victims who were hospitalized are in stable condition.
Nury Rodriguez, a local hairstylist in the Bushwick/Bedford-Stuyvesant area where the 33 people were hospitalized, told the New York Times that she sees the “crazy” behavior each morning. “It’s very scary because you never see something like that,” the 55-year-old said. “They look like they’re going to die. They can’t help themselves.”
The sale of K2, also known as “Spice,” “White Tiger,” and “Dank,” has been outlawed in New York City since October after Mayor Bill de Blasio signed several bills to ban the drug he called “poison.”