The Koala and the Lizard
What are you doing?”
The koala says: “Smoking a joint.”
“Come up and have some.”
After a while the little lizard says his mouth is dry
and he is going to get a drink from the river.
But the little lizard is so stoned that he leans too far over and falls into the river.
A crocodile sees this, swims over to the little lizard and helps him to the side then asks the little lizard:
“What’s the matter with you?”
The little lizard explains to the crocodile that he was sitting in the tree, smoking a joint with the koala, got too stoned, and then fell into the river while taking a drink.
He looks up and says, “Hey you!”
The koala looks down at him and says.
How much water did you drink?
***I have no idea where this joke originated as I received it long ago in an email.
If this belongs to you, please let me know and I’ll give you full credit.
I did a couple of the photos myself to expand upon the original.
I neither condone nor participate in recreational drugs of any kind. Just thought this was funny, period.
The Koala and the Lizard “Hey Koala! What are you doing?” The koala says: “Smoking a joint.” “Come up and have some.” After a while the little lizard says his mouth is dry and he is
Does Lizard Tail Lacing Heighten Cannabis Addiction?
There are reports of rare and unusual addictions among drug users, such as using snake and scorpion venom and wasp stings. Lizard tail has also been reported as an addiction, although anecdotally. We report a case of lacing powdered lizard tail with cannabis in a patient with bipolar disorder. CASE REPORT Mr. A, a 22‐year‐old male diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder with dissocial personality traits, presented with cannabis intake for the past 12 years. He also had alcohol abuse for the last 10 years. He consumed approximately 10 g of cannabis in the form of ganja or charas mostly in earthen pipes ( chillums ). He would smoke cannabis in the company of friends who introduced him to the practice of adding dried powder of lizard tail to cannabis preparations to enhance its effect. They would usually kill common house lizards, pull out their tails, dry them for 2–3 weeks and crush them to prepare a powdery form for subsequent use. According to the patient, smoking cannabis laced with lizard tail gave him a “greater high.” He would report an instantaneous effect in the form of a floating sensation: “Initially my head feels very light. This lasts for some time, then there is a sensation of mind going blank.” The entire experience would be more intense and last longer than usual. He reports his practice of lacing lizard tail is widely prevalent in and around the patient’s locality. DISCUSSION Our case opens the possibility that powdered lizard tail may be an unusual addiction possessing euphoriant properties. There are reports of cannabis being laced with embalming fluid (formaldehyde) and phencyclidine that have street names like “fry” or “wet.” Lacing with these substances is done primarily to potentiate, as well as to prolong the effects of cannabis. The common Indian wall lizard (common house Gecko), Hemidactylus flaviviridis , is ubiquitous in Indian households. They are usually seen climbing walls of houses in search of insects attracted to porch lights. These lizards can lose their tail when alarmed, though it regenerates to its original shape. Easy availability at no cost makes them an alluring albeit unconventional addiction, especially among chronic drug abusers seeking novel stimuli. Such deviant and bizarre forms of addiction, which are likely to evoke a feeling of disgust, are likely to go unreported. Specific questioning regarding such unusual addictions is necessary to identify them. Declaration of Interest The authors report no conflicts of interest. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of this paper.
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