Marijuana laced with PCP is gaining popularity with young people. Some refer to the additive as embalming fluid, but this may be a confusion of terms. (A slang term for PCP is “embalming fluid.”)

Although a number of other terms are used to describe this weed additive (such as fry, wet, water, amp or formaldehyde) there is evidence that these are just varieties of PCP, perhaps
prepared a bit differently.

However, because of this confusion, some young people are now adding embalming fluid to the already dangerous mixture of weed and PCP. Embalming fluid, made from formaldehyde, is a known carcinogen. The ingestion of embalming fluid can lead to lung, nasal and possibly even brain cancer and leukemia. It should never be smoked.

What is the origin of PCP?

It was originally used as an anesthetic. It produced amnesia, sedation and had pain killing qualities. But because of its troubling side effects, (patients often became delirious and
agitated) it was discontinued as a medical drug.Some side effects of a low to
moderate intoxication from PCP use are:

  • Numbness
  • Slurred
  • Loss of
  • Involuntary eye
  • Exaggerated
  • A feeling
    of invulnerability and strength

Higher doses can result in:

  • Illusions
  • Auditory
  • Rapid and
    shallow breathing
  • Elevated
    heart rate
  • Elevated
  • Dangerous
    and unprotected sexual behavior

If PCP is used chronically, a dependency on the drug develops, with its attendant withdrawal syndrome once the drug is stopped. Chronic use can result in:

  • Slurred
  • Stuttering
  • Inability
    to articulate or speak
  • Suicidal
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social
    withdrawal and isolation
  • Damage to
  • Destruction of muscle
  • Convulsions
  • Schizophrenia
  • Brain
  • Coma
  • Death

The bizarre behavior associated with embalming fluid laced weed has resulted in people being placed in psychiatric hospitals, where further damage may be done.

Although the patient is only displaying psychotic behavior because of PCP use, electroconvulsive therapy and psychiatric drugging are often still the treatment of choice by ignorant psychiatrists and their staff.

Smoking laced weed can destroy lives in more ways than one. People have committed murder while high on this drug, in response to hallucinatory voices commanding bizarre and destructive behavior.

Imagine being sentenced to 25 years in prison for a murder you cannot remember committing. (This actually happened to one young man, who told his tragic story on the Ricki Lake show.) In this case, he had no idea that the joint he was about to smoke was laced with PCP. His ignorance did not prevent the murder.

Imagine having your life and memory destroyed by the use of electroconvulsive therapy or addiction to psychiatric drugs. One might only display psychotic behavior one time in the
wrong place for commitment to occur in some states.

The risks are too great, and the results of one mistake can ruin the lives of many for years to come. There are better ways to spend one’s time and energy than poisoning one’s body with embalming fluid and laced weed.