Blog

What Is Delta-8 THC?

Written by: Officer Jermaine Galloway 

As a national trainer, I commonly receive drug related questions from across the country.  Every year, those questions may vary from vapes to CBD to the newest opioid that is trending.  But in 2021 without a doubt, the #1 drug related question that I get, is about Delta 8 THC.  This bulletin will highlight some Delta-8 street level drug trends, use, sales outlets and more.  I will also review some of the early feedback from youth and adult cannabis users of Delta-8.

Generally, when referencing the common terms of ‘THC’, ‘weed’, or ‘cannabis’ it means Delta-9 THC (LIST THE OFFICIAL FULL NAME HERE). As I have been teaching in my classes, Delta-9 is what we all know weed to be.  So, what is Delta-8? 

Fentanyl-laced ecstasy found in Houston

Article by: 

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Doctors and law enforcement will provide details Thursday morning of their findings of the first fentanyl-laced ecstasy tablets in Houston.

According to a news release, the Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC) recently found the first tainted ecstasy tablets, also known as XTC. A news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. and will include officials from the HFSC, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, HPD, and Houston's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Persse.

WHAT IS CHS SYNDROME? And why don’t some people know about it?

Written by: Officer Jermaine Galloway 

CHS Syndrome stands for Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by chronic, frequent and projectile vomiting, associated with frequent marijuana use.  Of course, not everyone suffers from this syndrome, but those who are suffering, the symptoms can be severe.  Some chronic cannabis users report these symptoms: vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain/cramping. Those suffering from this syndrome say their only relief, albeit temporary, is from a warm bath or shower.

During my teaching and traveling, I have had class attendees (who are now in recovery) or who had a loved one suffering from CHS, share these personal accounts:

Frequent and daily/cyclic vomiting

Weight loss

Withdrawals

Irritability

Diarrhea

Multiple baths and showers a day

Drug Use In Children: Pasadena ISD Administrators Learn The Signs

Galloway's presentation also included helpful tips that educators can use to identify individuals who are abusing drugs. 

Press Release Desk, News Partner

In an effort to better understand, recognize and ultimately prevent the usage of drugs in children, approximately 200 Pasadena ISD administrators including principals, assistant principals, counselors, police officers and nurses participated in a training by Tall Cop Says Stop