I can’t forget those ridiculous “bath salts” that were sold at gas stations when I was attending university.
It was a catch-all term for an always shifting mystery drug that was usually stimulant-like, but I can’t comment on the later varieties that came out.
At first, the drug sold as “bath salts” was this designer stimulant called mephedrone. Now a schedule 1 narcotic, “meow meow” was described by various people as a mix of cocaine and MDMA. It truly blows my mind to know that people could get this stuff in gas stations and head shops until it was outlawed in 2011. I watched a huge number of people get addicted to that stuff, especially in the year before I got to university and a bunch of students were hospitalized for overdoses. It was approximately a year later when I was told the stories as a young freshman with full ignorance of the drug. Nowadays what I see in gas stations for the most part are CBD candies and delta-8 or delta-10 THC products which are still legal in a number of states. I haven’t tried those unusual synthetic cannabinoids, but I have tried CBD candies and they didn’t have a very strong effect on me as a lifelong cannabis smoker. I would likely need a much greater dose of CBD to feel the effects from the candies as they are meant to be felt. My sibling actually gets them and eats them regularly, saying that they relieve the pain he often experiences in his knees from such a long period of running. I’m gleeful that someone is able to experience the well-being of pure CBD, because that has never been the case for me. I have to use high THC cannabis if I want to really enjoy the effects of marijuana.