Doctor Confirms Face-Eating Attack Not Caused By Marijuana

Yesterday, toxicology reports came back for Rudy Eugene, the man who infamously ate off the face of another homeless man in Florida in early June.  Police had suspected that the attacker was high on bath salts, but reports showed that there was only marijuana in his system.  This led many to dub the man (who is now deceased) the “cannabis cannibal.”  However, Doctors are now speaking out to assure the public that marijuana is not to blame for the attack.

Dr. Bruce Goldberger, professor and director of toxicology at the University of Florida, explained, “Some people have said ‘Well, it must have been the marijuana that triggered Eugene’s behavior.’  That, in my opinion, is outrageous, and out of the question.  Marijuana will not cause this type of behavior.”

While marijuana has been shown to sometimes lead to schizophrenia or psychosis in certain at-risk people, Goldberger asserts that this is simply not what happened in the case of this attack.

So if it wasn’t marijuana use that caused the attacks, what was it?  Probably bath salts.

Although the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner ruled out 6 of the active ingredients in bath salts, Eugene still may have taken synthetic drugs with a different chemical makeup than the Medical Examiners know to test for.

There are hundreds of synthetic amphetamines, which are the type of drugs that are found in bath salts.  There is no way to prove whether or not Eugene was, in fact, under the influence of bath salts when he led this bizarre attack that eventually led to the end of his life.

What we can be sure of, according to Dr. Goldberg, is that the marijuana found in his system is definitely not the drug that led this man to act in such an inhumane way.  “Some media is reporting that pot isn’t ruled out as the cause of the attack,” Goldberger explained.  “I don’t buy that.  That’s like talking about, ‘If you take LSD it stays in your body for a lifetime.’  It’s one of these misleading things you hear about drugs.”

 

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    Guitarist4life2 said on Jun 30, 2012

    its very sad how misinformed our country even our society has become that they believed marijuana to even be the culprit of this gruesome attack all im saying is that there are gangsters that get drunk all day and shoot people but do we say that alcohol makes everyone do this, no because its bogus, even when prescription pills are proven to cause abnormal actions its still is depending on an individual and his mental stability and what lead to his abnormal behavior and what is more sad it took for some doctor to straighten this story out what a shame to the people that are so ignorant in our society in general not only the United States but other countries and societies…(im not talking to anyone in particular) but read people read and one thing that is misleading about these stories is that media twist things i bet the media didn't also say that there was also undigested pills in the attackers stomach..look here http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=huffington%20post%20cannabil%20attacker%20undigested%20pills&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CFIQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2F2012%2F06%2F09%2Frudy-eugene-autopsy-no-human-flesh-stomach-pills-miami_n_1583320.html&ei=EirvT_zmIvG02AX6w6CvAQ&usg=AFQjCNFXAm98X_9SOMlJaTmw0yAJ2WB88A

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    DaJointGuy said on Jun 30, 2012

    I thought the reason synthetic marijuana and bath salts came out so your piss test wasn't dirty…or am I wrong?

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    said on Jun 30, 2012

    This article is ridiculous…like we need a Dr to confirm that Marijuana isn't a total catalyst for face eating…

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    559airandtrees said on Jun 30, 2012

    60 percent of all murders, the victim or attacker had high levels of alcohol in there system. The people who write the DSM are unsure to say that alcohol will cause people to be more violent. I believe they don't want say that because then all the alcoholic companies would probably be sued, etc and so forth

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    KushBowlzz said on Jun 30, 2012

    was it a plant that stays in your system for months or the fucked up chemical not meant for human consumption which have lead to this kind of craziness before hmmmmmmm……………………..

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    Jay-Kush said on Jul 1, 2012

    It was probably 3-MeO-PCP renamed to sell legally as bath salts

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    budderznwaxes said on Jul 6, 2012

    yo i think your all dumb bath salts dont do that shit either look at miami's water and ask some questions the water is now decontaminated and they will be doing it to more major cities, iunno if they have a zombie apocalypse planned or just do make our water undrinkable to reduce our population because we have way to many people on this planet atm

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    mastadabba said on Aug 20, 2012

    @budderznwaxes

    bath salts having nothing to do with water. they are called that so they can be sold legally to people. people use them as synthetic amphetamines so when they have a piss test they dont piss dirty. they are not meant for human consumption and make people do some really werid shit. before you call anyone else dumb learn something about what you are trying to say

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    Nineveh said on Oct 7, 2012

    Nothing to say about the article, but the comments section brought this to mind:

    "I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids."

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