“Laws are changing everything around us as well as the world that cannabis lives in. Sometimes it is time to sit down the bowl and really focus on the issues. Well then pick it back up, politics is stressful…”
Its good to see that Health Officials in Southern California are offering safety guidelines on ecstasy use rather than just right out abstinence of the substance. The recent campaign started after a 15-year old girl died at a rave in the Los Angeles Coliseum last June. Health officials want to make sure that if people choose to partake in ex, that they do it safely.
The pamphlets they distribute to local events offer safety tips such as taking frequent breaks from the action, staying hydrated, and not mixing ecstasy with other drugs. Of course, there are opponents to the movement that pronounce that the campaign is just an endorsement of illegal drug use.
Looking to the future, it seems as if more areas in the U.S. could benefit from this Southern California initiative, as more and more people are experimenting with the drug, “In 2009, the NIDA estimated that 1.1. million people in the U.S. used ecstasy for the first time, which is a significant increase from the 894,000 first-time users reported in 2008.”