Nearly 200 people have died in King County this year so far from overdoses. In 2017, nearly 380 people died of overdoses — a 10-year record in the county.
“If HIV begins to spread in a new population of persons who inject drugs, who don’t have other risk factors for HIV, there can be a large outbreak potentially,” Public Health Seattle King County's Dr. Jeff Duchin said.
Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the author of “The Botany of Desire” chose to experiment with and write about psychedelic drugs. They are edible after all. Still, like many people, Michael Pollan wasn’t exactly keen to fool around with mind-altering experiences.