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Is my son on drugs?

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sharry Sun 26-Jun-05 20:17:57

We have been a little suspicious of our 16yr old son lately. Yesterday while doing the washing an awfull smell came from the tumble dryer, I thought a dead animal had crawled behind to die but today while emptying the dryer found two small plastic bag packages neatly tied inside was small bits of green, stalky stuff?? Befor we confront him we would really like to know what it is! Remember it has been washed and tumbled dry we have no idea what it is apart from it has a smell neither of us can identify! But it stinks.

fairyfly Sun 26-Jun-05 20:19:41

Sounds like grass to me, but it smells lovely not like a dead animal

Heathcliffscathy Sun 26-Jun-05 20:20:08

could be grass, but i wouldn't jump to conclusions too quickly.

what will you do if it is?

colditz Sun 26-Jun-05 20:20:19

Thant is probably skunk by the sound of it. Sorry, I know that is probably not what you wanted to here, but if it['s any comfort, it's only marajuana, and most people who use it grow out of it pretty soon.


sharry Sun 26-Jun-05 20:31:10

The smell isn't nice, we have tried to dry one bag out to see what it is but to be honest neither of us has any experience in this area.

Obviously once we are sure we will confront him. He has left school and is working 40 + hrs per week and earning his own money, so it is really difficult.
We both work too! and have a 20 yr old and a 3 yr old so its very tricky, obviously we will have to see. But last week he kept popping in during the evening to loan his friends dvds or play station games. I AM REALLY WORRIED !

sharry Sun 26-Jun-05 20:32:40

Coldizt what do they do with skunk?

fairyfly Sun 26-Jun-05 20:33:17

Do you know anyone who has smoked it that would look at it for you. I would if i was near. Try not to be too worried, at least its not a class a

edodgy Sun 26-Jun-05 20:33:45

My guess is skunk as well, generally its smoked in a spliff with tobacco.

Xena Sun 26-Jun-05 20:33:51

Smoke it. IIRC It is stronger than weed.

misdee Sun 26-Jun-05 20:35:21

could also be doing bings or buckets. but probably just smoking it.

Xena Sun 26-Jun-05 20:35:36

Sorry x posts I was replying to your q's about what you do with it, not saying you should smoke it
As I remember though its harder to get hold of skunk and it would be who hes getting it from that would worry me.

misdee Sun 26-Jun-05 20:36:04


sharry Sun 26-Jun-05 20:36:11

Does it make you spacy?

lemonice Sun 26-Jun-05 20:36:51

can you ask your 20 year old?

or just offer it back to him amd ask what it is?

colditz Sun 26-Jun-05 20:37:02

It's just marajuana, just smellier. They smoke it.

TBH, unless he's using it regularly, it's not too much to worry about, he would be in more danger if he was drinking heavily instead, as he would be more likely to overdose on alcohol, or get into a fight.

misdee Sun 26-Jun-05 20:37:27

quiote spacey and possibly the munchies too.

fairyfly Sun 26-Jun-05 20:38:31

It is purer than weed it can do a few things depending on its origin and the person smoking it and how much you have. He could giggle on it or just feel like he is melting a bit or just feel vague and dosy

sharry Sun 26-Jun-05 20:39:10

What is scunk? where does it come from? Is it grown in this country?

If you smoke it is it expensive and would you smoke more than one?

lou33 Sun 26-Jun-05 20:41:59

have a look here

fairyfly Sun 26-Jun-05 20:45:54

It is a type of grass, it can come from anywhere, pakistan, afghanistan, here............

It is about 100 to 120 quid an ounce but you can get it off dealers in ten pound bags etc

Loads and lopads of 16 year olds will try it

HappyHuggy Sun 26-Jun-05 20:48:16

I used to smoke it regually before i had the kids.

Makes you giggly, get the munchies, relaxed.

used to roll a spliff wuith that and tabacco.

I realised after a while though that i was wasting my time and there was more to life than being wreaked 24/7

HappyMumof2 Sun 26-Jun-05 20:51:10

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sharry Sun 26-Jun-05 20:52:33

The stalky bits...does it all go in?

HappyHuggy Sun 26-Jun-05 20:52:42

i never touched anything harder either.

Last time i tried a spliff again was about 8 months ago at friends house but it didnt have the same effect, made me feel paranoid.

I think ive grown out of it.

HappyHuggy Sun 26-Jun-05 20:53:27

not the stalks, you just take everything of the stalks and roll it up with tabacco and a rizla


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