Trying to determine if my son was smoking meth off of foil. What would burned meth residue look like? He claims he was smoking pot from foil, but he has papers for rolling joints. He acted like he was on meth, but claims it was the X that he was ingesting and snorting. He supposedly has made all of his drug disclosures to us - he's been in 2 programs for 4+ months and has 12 months to go.
1 Feb 2013
From experience I can tell you that pot would leave a black residue on the inside of a tinfoil pipe. The residue left from pot would be a sticky black residue that will stick to your fingers if you mess around with it, where as I believe crack and meth residues usually harden. Pot residues could also harden so I am not trying to tell you for sure what was in the pipe, just putting it out there that I wouldn't rule out pot and would check the consistency of the residue to have a better idea. Who knows though unless you find real proof of what is going on, so I wouldn't go jumping to conclusions. PS sometimes I don't feel like smoking a whole joint so I would make a tinfoil pipe to use myself dispite having papers or not, usually when i wanted to conserve my weed and not roll a whole joint.
10 Dec 2009
this could be almost anything, he could have smoked meth, xtc, other pills like amphetamines, (adhd meds are amphet.), pain killers, benzos, and more... i doubt its pot unless it still looks like the leaves or is just complete ash (i guess if it was hash it could look like a line). if hes in treatment and isnt showing signs of wanting to be clean it would probably be best to have him do inpatient treatment because chances are hes going to keep using throughout the treatment and have no progress
1 Mar 2010
I am sorry, but yes, he was smoking meth. You don't smoke weed on tin foil. Especially if you have papers. The only thing that you burn on tinfoil is meth (ice, dope, etc... ) because it's the only drug that turns into oil when you heat it. So it requires a different means than something like pot that just burns into ash. Thus the tin foil. If he's still smoking it then at least he hasn't graduated to injecting it yet. So he's probably hasn't went fiend yet. If he had, you would abhsolutely know he was an addict. Meth transforms 99% of the normal and good people who get started on it into absolutely and thouroughly moraless fiends who will cut their own mothers throat for a $20 shot of meth. Every single female that I know that does meth will sell their bodies to absolutely anybody for a $20 shot of it. I know you're thinking that I exagerate, but I do not.
I saw people do things for it that I'll be really glad if I never have to think about them again. Sorry, I have to cut this short but if there's anything at all that you want to know about that world, such as telltale symptoms of doing meth, you can reach me. The best of luck.
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