Orange Trump great again pills are the latest narcotic trend, turning up in a series of busts
Indiana state police have seized a shipment of orange ecstasy capsules that bear the face of Donald Trump. On the other side, the pills are embossed with the words “Great Again”, a nod to the president’s campaign slogan.
The capsules turned up in a series of narcotic busts in Indiana in which 129 people were arrested. Indiana state police released photos of the pills.
Trump pills similar to these were first spotted in Germany last year, although those pills seem to be from a different batch. This is the first time police have reported finding them in the United States, and it’s unclear whether they originated in the US.
It is common for ecstasy tablets to attain nods to brands and news events, as a marketing technique and a lane for users to identify different batches. In the run-up to the North Korea summit, pills with Kim Jong-un’s face and the logo of streetwear brand Obey were spotted in London.
Pill Report, the crowd-sourced website that renders reviews and warnings of various types of pills, has recent entries for pills that have the Netflix logo on one side and “chill” on the other, Heisenberg from Breaking Bad, the faces of cult Cartoon Network characters Rick and Morty, as well as FC Barcelona pills.
Tech companies are especially popular- with a huge number of reports of green What’s App capsules, yellow Snapchat ones and a huge running of orange Tesla capsules, which were shown to be so strong when tested that medicine charity The Loop put out a alert telling people to “take care” when taking them. Tesla has remained one of the most common pill designs in recent years.
When the time comes to drug policy, Trump has reversed some Obama-era emphasis on care over enforcement. Nonetheless, some observers belief that by signing the Right to Try Act, which lets very sick patients access to experimental treatments, there is an increased likelihood of MDMA, the active ingredient in rapture, being eventually prescribed for some medical conditions. MDMA has had reiterated success in trials for treating psychological conditions, including PTSD. It has already passed phase two clinical trials that assess safety, and the act only requires a its second phase trial, which assess the general viability of a substance for medical use.
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