Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bromo-Dragonfly Deaths in Oklahoma

Cody Weddle, 20, was arrested for supplying the deadly dose.

Yet another reason to avoid large doses of unknown drugs--

"OKLAHOMA CITY -- Seminole County authorities said a second person has died after taking the drug first thought to be 2C-E at a home in Konawa last weekend.

Andrew Akerman has been listed in critical condition since taking the drug, but authorities said he died Friday morning.  Investigators said eight people took the powerful hallucinogenic, which has similar effects to ecstasy, at a home in Konawa on May 7.

After chemical analysis of the drug, officials now believe the actual substance was another powerfully-hallucinogenic designer drug know as Bromo-DragonFLY.

Stacy Jewell, 22, died after taking the drug. The other seven were injured. The young adults obtained the drug from Cody Weddle, 20, who, investigators with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said, bought the drug off the Internet. He was arrested on a first-degree murder complaint in Jewell's death, but the D.A.'s office said they are still deciding what charges they plan to file."

This story is close to Mary's heart because of her personal ties to Oklahoma...and research chemicals.  While accidents like this are rare, the fact remains that--short of reagent testing--there is no way to be sure a given drug is what it claims to be.  This goes for street drugs as well as "legal" drugs like 2C-E and MDPV.  If you don't own a test kit, the best alternative is to start with a miniscule dose when taking a new batch of drugs.          


News on 6:  Second Victim Dies After Taking Designer Drug in Konawa

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dope Jams: Dr. Greenthumb

"Dr. Greenthumb" by Cypress Hill.  From the 1998 album, IV.

Rare Drug Profile: Bromo Dragonfly

Scientific Name:  1-(8-bromobenzo[1,2-b;4,5-b']difuran-4-yl) -2-aminopropane

Effects:  Hallucinogen (visuals, changes in mental perception, mild stimulation)

Description:  Bromo-dragonfly is a potent, long-acting synthetic hallucinogen with phenethylamine-like effects.  First synthesized in 1998, this rare specimen is best known for its role in a gruesome case of gangrene in a (Swedish man) and other deaths around the world.  Despite its catchy name, bromo dragonfly is best avoided by all except the most experienced psychonauts.  

Methods of Ingestion:  Active in microgram doses.  Usually taken orally in doses ranging from 100 mcg. to 1 mg.

Safety Precautions:  Vasoconstriction, gangrene, seizure, accidental overdose, death.

Sample Trip Report:  “This trip progresses like a steam wheel...heavily, huffing, puffing. This trip is forced out of my brains, I taste iron in my mouth, sometimes I'm a little bit scared...about everything, and nothing. Maybe not scared but worried, or something like that….I seem to be unable to form logical sentences in Finnish. :D Constructing sensible sentences is a hard work for me.

I CAN NOT compare this to shrooms or LSD. Sure we are in the same universe, but in entirely different planet, solar system or galaxy. I’m worried about the physiological effects of this drug. If this would not be a research chemical I could just let go and enjoy the experience. I think my body temperature rose at the beginning since I was really cold all the time... Then again I was cold just minutes ago, so maybe it's just FUCKING COLD in here!?! :D At least my sense of humor is still working. Sometimes I feel itchy, and my kidneys feel strange, but then again, they feel strange sometimes when I eat shrooms. Is this just my imagination?”

Source: Bromo-dragonfly Vault

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Stoner Events Guide--May 2011

May 1: May Day

May 5: Cinco de Mayo

May 27-30: Sasquatch! Music Festival--George, Washington

May 28: Santa Cruz Blues Festival--Santa Cruz, CA

May 28-29: Carnaval San Francisco--San Francisco, CA

May 30: Memorial Day

How Do I Get a Medical Marijuana Card?


Long story short, I used to smoke weed daily until my friend got busted last month.  I haven't smoked since then and feel nervous all the time, can't sleep, ect. but am to paranoid to toke . I live in Montana where medical mj is legal but don't know anyone who gets it.  Can you tell me how to get a medical marijuana card?  I really want it by the end of this year if not sooner.

I have really bad social anxiety and ADHD if that helps?  Thanks!!



Dear Anonymous,

Sorry to hear about your friend.  While your paranoia is probably unnecessary, caution is certainly warranted when using an illegal drug.  I'm no legal expert, but avoiding arrest definitely falls under the category of "harm reduction" which I know a thing or two about :) 

Before going on, let me warn you that a medical marijuana card is not a magic shield against prosecution.  Lawmakers determined long ago that marijuana is addictive, dangerous and has no legitimate medical use, hence its placement Schedule I.  Even with a medical card, you can get into serious trouble if you're caught driving under the influence or carrying more pot than your state law allows. 

As for obtaining a license, the process varies from state-to-state.  Here is a basic overview to get you started:

1.  Research the qualifying conditions in your state to see if you meet the requirements. provides a detailed breakdown of the symptoms and conditions eligible for treatment with marijuana. 

2.  Schedule an appointment with a marijuana-friendly physician in your area.  When discussing your symptoms, be as honest and thorough as possible.  Focus on the ways your condition impairs your daily functioning, different treatments you've tried and anything else you consider important.  Your doc may also look at medical records and other data, so lying is not a good strategy. 

3.  Fill out the application form and send it in along with any additional fees or identification required by your state.

4.  While waiting to receive your card, make use of your time by researching your state's mmj laws.  The number of plants you're allowed to have and other details are more than strong suggestions--violations can result in serious legal trouble. 

*Additional Tips:

DO:  Take a symptom log to your doctor's appointment.  No need to write a novel; a few sentences about the severity and duration of your symptoms (date and time optional) is enough.  The benefits of a symptom journal are twofold--it helps you remember important details while showing your dedication to finding a solution. 

DON'T:  Show up to your appointment late in full hippie regalia with weed and Cool Ranch Doritos on your breath.  Doctors don't take kindly to drug-seeking "laymen" who insult their medical intelligence with poorly-crafted lies. No need to wear a suit and tie, but do make an effort to be clean, on time and prepared for your appointment.

Mary Microgram