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November 08, 2007

Jenkem

Jenkem is apparently the new drug of choice amongst certain of America's youth.

Fecal matter and urine are placed in a bottle or jar and covered most commonly with a balloon. The container is then placed in a sunny area for several hours or days until fermented. The contents of the container will separate and release a gas, which is captured in the balloon....Once ingested the onset of the high takes approximately 10 seconds with the most severe hallucinations happening in approximately 20 minutes.

Now you can indeed make a gas in this manner and it will indeed cause halloucinations: that's because you'd be inhaling methane. Be simpler to go get a tank of propane and start sniffing on that.

Several people appear to be taking it seriously:

The online site for The Social History of Drugs and Alcohol calls the new drug "jenkem". It's a hallucinogen drug which was first used in Africa. Users inhale the fermented gas from feces and urine. They describe the high as magical and say they feel as though they can talk to dead people.

And:


It's called Jenkem - the ingredients may shock you. 

"That's gross. I'm sorry, but when you think about people using this to get high, what do you think? That they're idiots," said a high school student WINK News Now spoke with.

Basically, the new drug is a mixture of solid human waste and urine, turned into a gas that can be huffed.

WINK News Now found the memo discussing the drug on Snopes.com, a website devoted to investigating urban legends. Tonight, the Collier County Sheriff's Office confirms they sent it out.

Further:

Yes, you read that right: human waste. The county's Criminal Intelligence Bureau has issued a report that "several students at Palmetto Ridge High school are experimenting with a new drug called "Jenkem." The bulletin, dated Sept. 26, states that so-called "Jenkem" -- the etymology is unclear -- originated in Africa and other third world countries where there is an abundance of its main ingredient: "raw sewage."

The DEA thinks it's true (although given that all these reports come from just the one source, with just the one set of pictures, I'm not so much sceptical as certain that this is all a corck of, umm, shit):

Still, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Agency insists that "there are people in America trying [Jenkem]." The DEA has yet to test Jenkem, he said -- a lot of volunteers for that job! -- but he said it is possible to experience hallucinations from methane fumes.

But imagine if it is true? As a commenter at Gawker pointed out, be tough to get a grip on the supply now, wouldn't it?

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Drug Enforcement Agency Will have a Shit Fit trying to Bust Some one over a Bottle Of Shit.

Posted by: PappyDog | Nov 10, 2007 2:00:33 PM

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