Krokodil, fake pot and the real chemistry of drugs

Time Magazine has called it “the most horrible drug in the world,” and last month, it hit the US. Because seriously, why would you take a drug that rots your flesh, bones, and brain?!

Hank Green discusses the science behind the street drug ‘Krokodil’, & fake THC.

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Sources for this episode:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/26/heroin-krokodil-flesh-rotting-arrives-us-arizona/2879817/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desomorphine
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/acs-tut100213.php
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ac4024704
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/35444158#.UlNi3iR56Ts

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