‘Weaponized Weed’ Leading To Psychotic Rampages
New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is warning of the dangers of “weaponized weed,” a form of marijuana that enhances strength and makes people impervious to pain.
Bratton warned Tuesday about the rise of what he called “weaponized marijuana” — synthetic pot known as “K2″ or “Spice” on the streets — which makes users psychotic while giving them superhuman strength.
The drug, which cops say is prevalent in the homeless community, is a cheap high that also increases body temperature, leading users to strip naked.
“A better term for it might be weaponized marijuana,” Bratton told reporters at a press conference at police headquarters.
“A number of individuals, when under the influence of this drug, are relatively impervious to pain and also have significant enhancement of their physical strength,” he said.
“So our officers encountering these individuals face more significant risk of having to subdue these individuals and potentially receiving injuries.”
Spice users are impervious to traditional takedown methods used by cops, such as tasers and mace, officials said.