Article by AM980 via Global News
The Middlesex London Health Unit’s warning to marijuana users that their drug of choice may be laced with fentanyl is being called into question.
The alert, sent out a week ago, explained urine drug screenings had found fentanyl in the urine of those who had reported only smoking pot.
“There are a multitude of reasons why people may not be honest about their other drug use because they may be afraid of being kicked out of these programs. You have to consider how honest people are being,” said Nick Boyce a spokesperson for the Ontario HIV and Substance Use Training Program.
He says even if people are being honest there are other possible explanations for why fentanyl might show up in their urine.
“People could be exposed to trace amounts of fentanyl, that is, not amounts that could lead to intoxication or overdose. Simply hanging around with other people who are using drugs containing fentanyl, or perhaps the cannabis they’re consuming was put in another bag that previously held another drug in it,” said Boyce.