. Cops Are Needlessly Scaring People With Fentanyl-Laced Weed Stories « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Vice –

For years, law enforcement has been claiming that dealers are lacing weed with fentanyl, the scariest possibility as synthetic opioids flood the illicit drug supply. Then last week, a public health alert reported a “lab confirmed” case.

The problem is the evidence is weak and anecdotal but can still be used to justify the ongoing war on drugs, experts told VICE News.

“It does feed into a moral panic around drug use,” said Dr. Kim Sue, addiction physician-anthropologist at Yale University and medical director for the National Harm Reduction Coalition.

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