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‘Salone Kush’ discovered to have 2 Deadly Drugs combined National Task Force’s chemical tests result reveals

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AYV News, June 14, 2024

Sierra Leone’s National Task Force on Drug and Substance Abuse has released it preliminary chemical tests Result on the composition of Kush. The Result states that the harmful drugs has two deadly drugs known as “Synthetic Cannabinoids and Nitazenes” combined.
It further states that Synthetic Cannabinoids in Kush are man-made chemicals that can be very harmful and that 83% of the samples had Nitazenes, which are extremely dangerous synthetic opioids and can be hundred times more potent than heroin.
In April 2024, His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio declared a national emergency against Kush and set up the National Task Force on Drug and Substance Abuse.
Speaking on why is it a cause for concern, the Task Force said Kush is not just a problem in Sierra Leone. It is also being found in Liberia, Guinea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Senegal, making it a regional issue.
The Task Force assured that it is working with experts to conduct further detailed tests and will continue to provide updates as we learn more from ongoing research, concluding that the government will spare no effort to end the Kush crisis in Sierra Leone.

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