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- A woman with the Twitter handle @selestejeanene has lost her son after the latter unknowingly smoked marijuana that was laced with fentanyl

- The woman shared the sad story on her Twitter page and tweeps have flooded the comment section with condolences and their thoughts

- @selestejeanene urged people to stay cautious, saying lacing marijuana with fentanyl is becoming a national crisis

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A woman has taken to Twitter to mourn her son who passed away after unknowingly smoking marijuana that was laced with fentanyl.

The bereaved with the handle @selestejeanene made the disclosure on Thursday, October 29, noted that lacing marijuana with fentanyl was becoming a national crisis. She urged everyone to be very careful.

She wrote on the social media platform:

"My beautiful son died from unknowingly smoking marijuana that was laced with fentanyl. This sh*t is crazy and is becoming a national crisis. BE CAREFUL!"
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Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine and used as a pain medication.

Tweeps took to the comment section of her post to offer their condolences and also share their thoughts.

A Twitter user with the handle @SxlxJxnes wrote:

"First of all, sorry for your loss. Second, there’s no economic value in adding fentanyl to weed. Anyone that really smokes will be able to taste the difference immediately. This might of been done purposely?"

Another tweep user with the handle @MisterPoncho94 wrote:

"This is why marijuana should be legalized, so this doesn’t happen & by chance it does we know who to hold accountable. "Dealers claims to have “exotic” & “pressure”.. That’s cool, but show me the receipt!"

@DSD02541556 commented:

"Fentanyl is dangerous shit and should be handled carefully if at all, like anything else with effective doses measured in micrograms (1/1000 of a milligram)."

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