Drug bust at Chambersburg Mall

Drug bust at Chambersburg Mall

There are 53 comments on the WHP-TV Harrisburg story from Apr 23, 2013, titled Drug bust at Chambersburg Mall. In it, WHP-TV Harrisburg reports that:

Police searched a store at the Chambersburg Mall as a part of a synthetic drug investigation according to Chambersburg Public Opinion.

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pushedtofar

Boiling Springs, PA

#1 Apr 25, 2013
All I can say is it is about damn time they have been sucking the kids dry knowing damn well that they are becoming addicted to it, And all you stupid parents think your kids are just hanging out at the mall, if you have noticed a major change in your kids, well now you know why, where, and whom is selling it, get your synthetic marijuana at the Chambersburg Mall, they will be happy to take your kids money, as well as their lives and wont even blink about it, So go to Sea the Source and see George he will fix your kids right up.

Since: May 09

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#2 Apr 26, 2013
pushedtofar wrote:
All I can say is it is about damn time they have been sucking the kids dry knowing damn well that they are becoming addicted to it,
There's nothing addictive about marijuana, synthetic or otherwise. It's heroin. Lighten up.

Since: May 09

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#3 Apr 26, 2013
*I meant "it's not heroin"

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#4 Apr 26, 2013
Effington wrote:
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There's nothing addictive about marijuana, synthetic or otherwise. It's heroin. Lighten up.
The synthetic shit is dangerous though. I know a young guy who died after using some. Better to stick with the real thing. Nobody has ever died from a marijuana overdose.

Since: May 09

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#5 Apr 26, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
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The synthetic shit is dangerous though. I know a young guy who died after using some. Better to stick with the real thing. Nobody has ever died from a marijuana overdose.
I agree, but what does anyone expect!? You go after the low hanging fruit in the "war on drugs" - marijuana - and when that gets too expensive or hard to come by, you find alternatives.

I'm saying to give Sea the Source a break - this is more of a problem with public policy than some head shop at the mall.

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#6 Apr 26, 2013
Hrm, not one thing addictive about pot? I may have to look that one up.

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#7 Apr 26, 2013
Ding! We have a Bing winner.

Although THC causes physiological effects, the addiction is not considered physical, in the sense that stopping the drug does not cause severe physical withdrawal.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/149665-addi...

No physical addition, but a physiological one.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse indicates that marijuana is psychologically addictive: Addicted users feel compulsive urges to seek and use the drug despite potential negative consequences.

I do hope the source fits your analytical mind.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#8 Apr 26, 2013
Physical addiction means that there are negative physical symptoms of withdrawal.

Alcohol is physically and psychologically addictive.
Caffeine is physically and psychologically addictive.
Nicotine is physically and psychologically addictive.
Opiates are physically and psychologically addictive.

Here are some things that are NOT physically addictive but are psychologically addictive:
- sex
- shopping
- gambling
- Facebook
- spending
- work
- exercise
- marijuana

Sorry Pat - what was your point again?

Since: May 09

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#9 Apr 26, 2013
Yes, I am happy to concede that marijuana can be psychologically addictive (not physiologically addictive).

Dan already went ahead and provided a convenient list of other things - mostly harmless - that people can be psychologically addicted to. Not that partaking in just about anything excessively won't lead to problems, I do consider overindulgence in marijuana to be destructive in the same way watching too much reality is. Mildly concerning, but not worth arresting people over.

I'd also consider the negative consequences of marijuana use to be on par or less severe than any other legal activity. Well, except for the overindulgence in things like nicotine, alcohol, sugar, fat and salt - which are, of course, all legal and relatively harmless in moderation (except maybe nicotine, which has pretty much no redeeming qualities).

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#10 Apr 26, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
Physical addiction means that there are negative physical symptoms of withdrawal.
Alcohol is physically and psychologically addictive.
Caffeine is physically and psychologically addictive.
Nicotine is physically and psychologically addictive.
Opiates are physically and psychologically addictive.
Here are some things that are NOT physically addictive but are psychologically addictive:
- sex
- shopping
- gambling
- Facebook
- spending
- work
- exercise
- marijuana
Sorry Pat - what was your point again?
The absoluteness of this statement:

"There's nothing addictive about marijuana, synthetic or otherwise."

quoted from above.

That was my point.

Since: May 09

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#11 Apr 26, 2013
GenPatton wrote:
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The absoluteness of this statement:
"There's nothing addictive about marijuana, synthetic or otherwise."
quoted from above.
That was my point.
Yes, that was a shortsighted statement and I retract it. Apologies.
Mary Jane

Carlisle, PA

#12 Apr 26, 2013
ANNUAL DEATHS

Tobacco - 435,000
Poor diet/exercise - 365,000
Alcohol - 85,000
Prescription drugs - 32,000
Motor vehicle crashes - 26,347
Homicide - 20,308
Aspirin - 7,600
Peanuts - 100
Marijuana - 0

Marijuana: safer than peanuts

Since: May 09

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#13 Apr 26, 2013
Mary Jane wrote:
ANNUAL DEATHS
Tobacco - 435,000
Poor diet/exercise - 365,000
Alcohol - 85,000
Prescription drugs - 32,000
Motor vehicle crashes - 26,347
Homicide - 20,308
Aspirin - 7,600
Peanuts - 100
Marijuana - 0
Marijuana: safer than peanuts
LOL!

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#14 Apr 27, 2013
Mary Jane wrote:
ANNUAL DEATHS
Tobacco - 435,000
Poor diet/exercise - 365,000
Alcohol - 85,000
Prescription drugs - 32,000
Motor vehicle crashes - 26,347
Homicide - 20,308
Aspirin - 7,600
Peanuts - 100
Marijuana - 0
Marijuana: safer than peanuts
Going to need a link on this one.
Mary Jane

Belleville, PA

#15 Apr 27, 2013
GenPatton wrote:
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Going to need a link on this one.
It was a joke. I saw it on Facebook.
https://www.google.com/search...

But here's a source that supports it.
http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Causes_of_Dea...

“What's Going On”

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#16 Apr 27, 2013
Referring to any of these synthetics - as "marijuana" is an attempt to co-opt marijuana's reputation as a relatively safe drug - and create the impression that these drugs are just as safe.

These synthetic drugs are NOT safe. And - They ARE addictive. We got rid of one employee - I thought it was opiates...but low and behold...synthetics. I was very surprised how powerful and narcotic these drugs' effects were. This dude was =totally= out of it - definitely NOT like real pot. He was one who's schedule revolved around STS operating hours.

Too be fair - these drugs were legal until recently. Not sure why STS is non-compliant here.

And - lets cut STS some slack!- They have been in business for a LONG LONG time before the synthetic pot business opportunity presented itself. And strangely enough - I don't remember George being a pot smoker at all. Not trying to say he didn't know what he was doing - surely STS was always the place to get rolling papers, etc. They more or less inherited the "head shop" business when Record City shut down.

Has the mall every tried to take any action? Can't they make certain requirements on the leasors? Why did it take a bust?

Doesn't(Didn't) that place next to Wal-Mart sell synthetics also?

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#17 Apr 28, 2013
So, some stoner driving a car, wrecks and kills someone, the auto is blamed, instead of the impared driver?

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#18 Apr 29, 2013
Sort of like with guns. ;)

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#19 Apr 29, 2013
GenPatton wrote:
Sort of like with guns. ;)
I'm sure everyone understood the point you were trying to make. I imagine nobody responded because it's a false analogy.

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#20 Apr 29, 2013
In your clouded world.

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