Carfentanil found in Vancouver region
Here in Vancouver, specifically in the downtown eastside (DTES), on average two people are dying from an overdose per day, because of fentanyl. Fentanyl is roughly between 50-100x more potent than morphine. Enter in the real nightmare in the room, but Karmic just reported that they've found carfentanil (and 4 other fentanyl analogs) while testing some drugs in West Vancouver. To put the risk is context, carfentanil is 100 times as potent as fentanyl, or 5,000 times as potent as a unit of heroin, and 10,000 times as potent as morphine!
This is a good time to remind everyone that in Vancouver, there is free access to a Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) at 4 locations in Vancouver, where you can safely test your drugs. This device can identify multiple ingredients, including cutting agents, in minutes. It's also a good reminder that Naloxone can reverse these affects, and you can get a kit for free at any pharmacy.
Comparison of estimated lethal doses of heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil-Huffington Post, May 2, 2017
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