According to several press reports, the new drug of choice is licking toads.
What a great lead!!
Yes, Bufo Alvirus (Sonoran desert toad to you simple folk) secretes (a sweating toad?) bufotinine which doesn't do damn for the toad, but makes humans feel very high indeed.
Says the Examiner story: "If you tried to lick this toad, it would be a felonious act."
No report to date mentions what the toad turns into when you lick it.
Why not milk the toads and mix the stuff with something nice?
The head of DEA's western regional laboratory is not concerned: "It's too nasty to screw around with," he said. "And you're going to have to come up with a lot of toads to compete with cocaine and marijuana."
The Berkeley police chief was suspicious because he knew of no occurance of bufotinine use in Berkeley: "If it happened anywhere, it'd be here," he said.
Now you know.