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Texas teen's overdose on Klimax potpourri goes national

CNN just published a large article on a teen from Cypress, Texas, who overdosed on KLIMAX potpourri, a form of synthetic cannabinoid purchased from a gas station. Synthetic marijuana has been sold as K2 or Spice, and usually contains cannabicyclohexanol, JWH-018, JWH-073, or HU-210, but could also be one of about a dozen lesser known analogues of JWH, or something else entirely. It is common for mainstream news to run stories like this before identifying the chemical responsible. If anyone knows what is actually in Klimax potpourri, let us know.

According to CNN, the girl who smoked Klimax potpourri suffered a near stroke due to vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels. According to the doctor that treated the girl, the vessels going into her brain were constricting, limiting blood and oxygen flow. The symptoms started as migraine and delirium then lead to an intense psychotic state, hallucinations, slurred speech, and violent outbursts. She was rushed to the hospital, treated and eventually lived, but here is the meat of the story:

The pressure on Emily's brain skyrocketed... Doctors asked to drill a hole in Emily's skull and insert a tube to relieve pressure and drain excess fluid. The family signed off on an emergency surgery.

The doctors operated, but not before the intense pressure in the skull turned Emily into a near vegetable. She was in the hospital for weeks and is still recovering and slowly regaining brain function and body control.

There are a few sites selling Klimax potpourri online. This story should put some heat on the brand to disappear. What name will it be next month?

Posted By jamesk at 2013-02-04 14:02:36 permalink | comments
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guest : 2014-04-22 22:51:28
Chill out been smoking it for yrs an I'm good.
rob. : 2014-04-17 17:43:47
I smoked it for 2 year it was ok i liked it had to just calm down some time when i had a bad trip but it is addictive i quit a year and wan smoke again cus i hate booze and it gets me were i need to b fast and i get drug tested
God. : 2014-03-29 18:44:57
What would I do ?
Adult with kids . : 2014-03-21 07:17:35
This stuff should not be available anywhere, I liked just and will stick with it, I was high to the point where I was not ok, I have a past with designer drugs and this was similar to a bad pcp trip except I think klimax was worse, throwing in trash, advising my friends not to smoke it and telling my guy has walking on thin ice selling it, never again
serius. : 2014-01-26 19:45:44
You're retarded if you think this is safe just because it's legal, it's man made you idiots, that means you can buy something that someone messed with, no drug is safe to smoke just because it's in a gas station, sooner or later you will feel the symptoms, just because you dont right now doesnt mean you are a "Man" everybody is effected different, you can brag all you want i was smoking it for 3 yrs and bragging the same way you guys were, and after my hospital trip, i'll never smoke anything again.
Burrito. : 2013-11-30 07:01:09
I smoked some right before typing this message, and yes, I am pretty high, but... If you notice I am still competent enough to be writing a review on the drug. As were all of the others who's review stated that they were high on the drug. Klimax, in my opinion, is most likely a dissociative. In large doses it certainly feels like one to me, and based off others "trip" reports, the disassociating effect is common. In lower doses it is comparable to a pot high. The effect is mote psychadelic than THC but far less than many other chemicals like salvinorin A or DMT. There have been cases of people who have experienced health issues from smoking these synthetic canibinoids, but the psychological effects have been dramatically overstated here. DMT is FAR more entheogenic and nicotine is way more addictive. If you smoke it then smoke it, if you don't then don't. The BS "It permanently altered my mind" is just that, BS. Unless perhaps it physically damaged your brain, or you already had some underlying mental condition which was exacerbated. Just like traditional hallucinogens, if you overdo it, you may "freak out", but unless you've physically harmed yourself (or possibly someone else), you are unlikely to suffer long term psychological effects. Some people just can't handle a dramatic perceptual change hitting them so quickly, and afterwards suffer emotional disonance. My advice to them is: Relax, you'll get over it.
neudek tx. : 2013-11-25 12:47:41
I love it no side effects here that I can't handle be smokeing 2yrs. Real weed 25yrs. Adults only kids trip can't handle must have experince gettingt high know how too. Handle and not freak out. 11 25 13. 24. 245pm
nvkIIX. : 2013-09-15 00:23:54
I used to smoke it allot, I never felt weird just a few bad trips and I never od'ed. I would smoke some times a 10g in one sitting , or a 10g a day, very rarely did it lay me more than one day. I also would work on this shit. Ive quit several times. This is my last time quitin. It's addictive ad hell fa damm sure!!
guest : 2013-09-13 18:55:22
Smoked 2 hits. Awful. It's been 8 hours and I still feel weird. Will it go away. Worst experience of my life. I begged god not to take me
worried . : 2013-09-08 07:59:23
I have a question to the ones that jave used this stuff before. What are the consequence after been used? My son used this like 6 or 7 months ago and sometimes he tells me he gets headaches, and gets like almost panic attacks. I just really want to be able to help him. How would i make them headaches go away from him? Anyone please
tomas. : 2013-09-04 20:49:15
not for weak hearted hits hard . i hope this will open peopels eyes to make mmarijuana legal no one dies of maryjane
Thrashinglikeamaniac. : 2013-09-01 16:52:32
Well, where do I begin. This stuff has been circulating in my area, I mean. I tried k2 and it wasn't that bad for me. I ended up smoking a lot of it and didn't have that "I think I'm dieing" trip people talk about. I didn't really have much interest in it. Eventually I read it makes your brain bleed, and I advised others not to use it. But with the idiot kids in my area they honestly don't care. When klimax came around I heard that it doesn't contain whatever it was that made k2 cause internal bleeding in the brain. With the abuse I've put my body through with gratuitous amounts of alcohol I decided "why not?". Well, the first time I smoked it I was drunk and I'll be honest, normally I'm a happy/depressed drunk. This klimax stuff actually brought me up to where I wanted to get into a possible brawl that was apparently about to go down somewhere. Anyway, I actually like this stuff. As long as I'm by myself and it's night time. I don't like being under any influence when around others as I tend to make an ass of myself. What I do like is that it only requires a few hits to leave planet earth and lasts for about 30-40 minutes and then you get back to normal (A mellow normal). Instead of coming off the effects of cannabis as the low can cause extreme paranoia. I like to have me a few drinks while listening to black metal while I take 3-4 hits. It makes the music and the plant life in my area really come to life. When it wears off al you have to do is take a few more hits. So in my case the product itself doesn't get smoked up very fast (that and I'm not a big getting high fan). I can see how some people say it's addictive, as one night I was listening to Inagaddadavida and by the time the song ended I wanted to take that wonderful adventure again. I don't want to sound like "That junky" kinda guy." but after reading up on Klimax, I know there has to be some, if not many things inside of it that could cause really bad side effects. But, I've made my choice and will have to deal with the consequences if they do arise. My advise is if you love getting high and it's a big habit for you don't mess with this stuff unless it's in a responsible manner. I know plenty of stoners who tried it and hated the high. I would like to also say that if you do happen to take this venture pay attention to your breathing (Well, don't trip out on it at least or zone out on it) This stuff will make breathing difficult if to much is smoked. This stuff talks, right before you light it up it's telling you: "I'M GOING TO DESTROY YOUR LIFE". So, be really easy with it. (Oh and if you know someone who's REALLY mad. have them smoke some so they forget the fact they were mad). Anyway, I'm glad there's a way to fully appreciate Iron Butterfly - Inagaddadavida legally.
anonomous. : 2013-08-21 16:31:57
well I already had my bad trip on klimax I started throwing up and having seizures and I went to cardiac arrest and I was in a coma for about 3 weeks and now I stutter and am kinda not all there anymore and It really messed me up but because I can't afford to fail a drug test and yes it is very potent there's some people I know that can't smoke it because they get very sick and it is very addictive I have been smoking is for two years now I can't stop but my advice is if you can't hang don't do it
guest : 2013-07-01 01:48:44
It treats everyone differently.. I smoke it every once in awhile and haven't had any bad side effects unless I smoked too much. My advise is plain and simple .. Stay away from it . It can be addictive for sure.. I know.. Peace
oskie. : 2013-06-05 06:26:39
Been smokin this shit for 1 year now... Let me let the people know something... It is very addicive & effects every indiviual person differently... I only smoke cause cant afford to fail a drug test... If u are not in a postion like mine then just smoke real weed man....
Anonymous . : 2013-05-30 17:08:28
I took about 3 hits and I just got so sidetracked on everything it's hard to enjoy this stuff because your constantly freaking out and I thought my tongue was foaming and it seemed my eyes were pulsing to the rhythm of my heartbeat. I guess different effects happen on different people. For some reason I still smoke this stuff every now and again. I guess it's okay for people who can't afford to fail a drug test. But nevertheless just be safe and try to keep calm.. My advice.
Moderation. : 2013-05-29 12:47:36
The first time I smoked this stuff I assumed since it was legal it wouldn't be as strong as weed, boy was i wrong I ended up getting stuck out on my back porch un able to make a decision about anything I eventually dropped everything on the ground and just got in the bed. I had a feeling like id never return to normal brain function again. I wouldn't recommended this, it is cheap but very potent. If you don't smoke to much the high can be similar to weed but who knows what the F is in this stuff. I'd say if you can take the legal risk smoke WEED!
Spider. : 2013-05-16 09:49:04
Good stuff but makes me get up every 2 hours in the middle of the night just to smoke. Haven't slept a full night since I started smoking it
Anonymous two. : 2013-05-15 00:31:07
I have smoked the stuff it never gave me a bad effect others have just never this kind but it is very addictive had to quit . Honestly I really wish they sold it in the gas stations around here still but I know that would be a very bad idea good for the economy but still a bad idea It does open up your mind and in my Opinion is better than some other illegal substances but pot But none the less if I were you I would still stay off of it It's not very good for you but in the time that I've done that I've never had a bad side effect and spent a lot of money on it . Just don't buy it you don't want to end up like all the people that have gotten really sick
TAKEMYADVICE. : 2013-05-07 11:29:55
Smoked this stuff, looking for truths about the universe. I winded up finding out a little too much, honestly cannot recommend anyone ever taking it. Felt like all my nerves shut down, extreme depersonalization, ran water over my head and it didn't feel wet. Had to call ambulance because I was sure my heart was about to fail. Stay away, far away.
Bob. : 2013-05-06 14:09:29
Smoke weed.
Johnbeenthere. : 2013-05-01 21:44:31
Man this stuff makes feel like weird man, I hear my actual voice. I realize why myself and others make the mistakes we do. I think about something and my chain of thoughts wonder off towards my imagination it enhances my subconscious 2x fold. I stopped smoking weed cause idk I needed too and the high off klimax opened up my mental n I stopped like cold turkey. I'm not saying this is some good shit but it really gives me a different outlook on everything. But sometimes/rarely I experience a bad trip. I wouldn't recommend it.
thomas. : 2013-05-01 07:45:22
How about yall do something useful and stop more important shit like alcohol and other drugs... they kill a hell of alot more then this shit.... proven fact
johnny in corpus. : 2013-04-20 02:24:41
I have been on this dumb shit for too long take my advice get off it now its got me all fu**## up lungs throat and violent out burst also very hard to quit experience bad withdrawals shakes totally bad sh.....
Corpotozz. : 2013-04-02 22:39:34
Have been smoking this stuff for 5 months and its totally addictive and is messing with my prostrate but the high is price less no high like it!
dizzi. : 2013-03-29 18:59:33
Who ever smokes this shit is fuken stupid its killing you and its like yallare ok with it.
jeremy. : 2013-03-23 23:02:16
Ben smokimg it for about 2 months now. The only side afect i have experienced besides geting super ripped is paranoia.
Anon. : 2013-03-23 13:43:43
I just finished my trip on this, I experienced pure life, I believe I felt true thought and what life is and really isn't. I have to say while I was peaking it was the most painful thing I have been through. Hurt to the core of what biological life is. I can't believe someone created this...I'm sticking with all natural for now on. Legalize the real shit and this shit won't be exposed anyone and wouldnt have even been created.
potpourri. : 2013-03-09 22:18:40
I noticed it treats everyone differently. Alot of drastic differences
famesta. : 2013-03-06 15:16:37
i smoked it shit i felt like i wwas on a roller coaster dam hell naww i rather not smoke then to hit that again''''lol good for playing pranks thoe:::'ha

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