"Who Sells This Poison To Our Children? A 19-year-old Boy Died After Trying A Legal Drug

Popular for the last ten years among young people and "legal" as long as they bypass legislation, synthetic drugs and especially synthetic cannabis represent a real scourge, both in terms of their power, their side effects, than their addictive potential.

According to a study published by the OFDT (French Observatory of Drugs and Drug Addiction), 1 in 4 French people have used cannabis at least once in their lives and 1.4 million of the French population smoke at least 10 times a year. . Only, as far as synthetic cannabis is concerned, unjustly considered as a "soft" drug, its effects are far from the effects of natural cannabis. It also causes anxiety attacks, hallucinations, paranoia or extreme violence in some cases.

A family and an ideal life


In this picture, we can admire a happy family who spend their free time together on the beach and it is difficult to believe that it was their last family picture in full. The son, 19-year-old Connor Reid Eckhardt, has died while using synthetic cannabis.

Connor from Southern California was born on October 19, 1994 and had a charismatic personality and his humor, charm and generosity made him a great person and loved by everyone. He will have left an indelible imprint on those around him. Connor will have lived his life with an open heart for everyone. He was a talented musician and loved surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding and enjoying life to the fullest.

A fatal Mistake
Unfortunately, he just needed a few puffs of synthetic cannabis to see all this idyllic flutter up in smoke. While he was accompanied by a friend, he naturally agreed to try synthetic marijuana sold in a local self-service store. This act may seem trivial for young people who consume it, will unfortunately and irretrievably sink into coma before he suffers from severe swelling of the brain due to a lack of oxygen supply. 5 days after smoking synthetic marijuana, Connor died at only 19 years old. His generosity was such that he had decided well before his death to become an organ donor in order to benefit the most needy. The day after his death, his family complied with his wishes by donating his organs.

Following this tragedy, Kevin and Veronica Eckhardt, Connor's parents decided to educate all parents who fear that their children will experiment with this dangerous drug produced from chemically pulverized grass. "Our son did not die in vain," Connor's mother said. "He was a light when he was alive, and this light will continue to spread. "


The effects of synthetic marijuana
Synthetic cannabis can be bought legally at service stations and head shops, especially in the United States and Great Britain. Of the 130 cannabis products listed in Europe, 34 were classified as narcotics in France. Some numbers remain "legal" because they bypass the law. Regulations hardly follow these products whose manufacturers, (most Chinese) infinitely modify the dosage, variety, and appellation. This addictive substance has tended to become commonplace and its use now concerns the most diverse social circles. Undetectable via conventional screening tests because it does not contain THC, it is far more potent, more dangerous and more addictive than natural cannabis.


Hallucinations, paranoia, agitation, aggressive behavior, speech disorders, respiratory distress, myocardial infarction, death, etc ... All these physical manifestations and health consequences have been observed in young consumers especially in the United States, where increase in the number of emergency rooms, alarms the authorities.

In Europe, overdose deaths have been reported, particularly in England and the Netherlands. Regarding France, as reported by Dr. Laurent Karila, psychiatrist - addictologist and spokesperson of the association SOS Addictions, "it seems that the consumption of synthetic cannabis is still marginal but we lack numbers for the to affirm". In any case, we can clearly see the long-term effects of synthetic cannabis consumption, such as psychiatric complications, memory loss, psychotropic effects and of course a very strong dependence which undeniably exposes serious physical and psychological risks.
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