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“Kids Shooting Peanut Butter”.
San Francisco Chronicle. 1969 Oct 22.
A Federal drug expert says youngsters in some parts of the country have taken to injecting peanut butter and mayonnaise into their veins as a substitute for narcotics.
In several documented cases the result has been death, Ernest A. Carabillo Jr., a lawyer-pharmacist in the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, told newsmen Monday.
Carabillo said the information that peanut butter and mayonnaise would send users "on a little trip" was contained in an underground recipe book purporting to outline "culinary escapes from reality."
Other recent fads, he said, include the use of paragoric cleaning fluid, the local anesthetic ethyl chloride and freon, the pressurized propellant gas in aerosols.
Carabillo said users of narcotic substances confused the bizarre and toxic reactions with the so-called "high" provided by such drugs as heroin or marijuana. He cited the smoking of dried banana skins, a fad of a couple of years ago, as an example.
Frank Gulich, a narcotics bureau official stationed in Chicago, said the underground "cook books" usually sell for about $1 and often give the formulas for preparing drugs such as LSD.
Drug users, Gulich said, are "always looking for new drugs that won't be a violation of the law.
|Notes # : From Shulgin Archive. Scanned 2018.
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