We've all heard the urban legends about drugs – how bath salts turn people into zombie-like cannibals, that person who flipped a car on PCP, the brain on ecstasy that looks a whole lot more like Swiss cheese than an actual human organ. For those of us still holding out hope that somewhere out there a poor soul who took took much LSD truly believes he's a cup of orange juice, sorry to be the bearer of bad news. The war on drugs has long perpetuated ridiculous drug myths. Some are totally warranted and come from a place of real fear (opiates are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, after all). Other times, they're outright ridiculous – are we really supposed to believe a pot head is going to hand out their weed gummies to trick-or-treaters? For free?
America has long had a fixation on drugs, probably because history wouldn't have been the same without them. Would we have had the Salem Witch Trials if young girls didn't start dabbling in an LSD-like drug in 1692? Would we have had the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour? We certainly wouldn't have had Coca-Cola. Despite the rich history that illicit substances have brought us, there are sure a lot of lies people believe about drugs.
You've probably heard these myths about drugs, but none of them are actually true.
LSD Stays In Your Spinal Fluid And You Can Trip Any Time After Taking It
LSD Made A Guy Permanently Think He Was A Glass Of Orange Juice
Acid Causes Genetic Mutations
You Can Have "Flashback Highs" With Cannabis Stored In Your Fat Cells
Eating Poppy Seeds Will Cause You To Fail Drug Tests
High Doses Of Niacin "Burn Off" Drugs From Your System