Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Twilight stamped on baggies of heroin?

I'm off to Ottawa in a couple of hours to testify about Bill C-15 before the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. Posting on the blog might be light for a couple of days.

This is quite interesting: apparently some baggies of heroin sold in New York state have "Twilight" images stamped on them. I guess there's nothing like the black market to figure out the most effective way to market drugs to your teens and tweens!


  1. This is very insightful, and reminds me of instances in which acid was made available on blotters decorated with cartoon images. Of course, if these drugs were available legally, ordinary citizens could more readily identify businesses targeting youth and take action against them.

  2. I really don't think they are stamped as marketing to kids, it's just a "stamp". A lot of them are named after something new or different. It is more or less a way to know what you;re getting. If it has a stamp and it is good, people will ask for it. "Michael Jackson" was a stamp name as well and to tell me they are marketing to MJ fans would be ridiculous.

    That is like saying the ones stamped "DOA" or "Dead End" were stamped that way to deter use. Sorry, I don't buy it.


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