In 2011, Fort Worth Weekly ran a story about K2, the common name of a type of designer drug marketed by head shops as a legal alternative to marijuana. During the course of researching the story, a reporter asked several employees at the Weekly to sample the drug to see how it compared to the real deal.
One employee, who asked that his name not be used for this story, reported that what started as a fun experiment played out like a nightmare.
He used a small amount of the drug in his backyard. After hallucinating the images of people hiding in his bushes, he started to hear whispering voices. He felt paranoid, convinced that his neighbors had “called the feds” on him.