The Trayvon Martin autopsy showed marijuana was found in both the blood and urine of the 17-year-old boy that George Zimmerman claims was beating his head against the concrete right outside a residence in the gated community where Zimmerman lived and served as a neighborhood watch member.
The Guardian reported that the drug-related news about the dead youth was released this week by Florida prosecutors in the form of case documents.
Those documents revealed Martin had traces of the drug THC, which is the "primary psychoactive ingredient of marijuana," in his body a whole day after he died.
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, THC is but one of 400 chemicals found in marijuana. However the main mind-altering ingredient in the illegal substance is THC, a powerful drug.
Additionally, since Martin's blood and urine were not tested until one day after his death, the amount of THC found in his blood and urine would have been much higher if the autopsy had occurred immediately following death, revealing a more realistic picture of why George Zimmerman had to scream help "14 times in an approximate 38-second time span."
Some who may have smoked the illegal drug in the 1970s believe that it is not as serious a drug as say heroin; however, it has been growing more and more dangerous in chemical strength and composition with each decade since, with NIDA reporting that it now contains 10 percent THC, alone.
And that's not including any of the other 400 chemicals found within it--or if it is used in conjunction with alcohol or other drugs.
The heart rate of marijuana users can increase 20 to 50 beats per minute, or it can increase double that. And NIDA says that effects of teen use of marijuana and other drug combinations can be "unpredictable."
If Trayvon Martin had high amounts of THC in his system at the time of his attack on Zimmerman, that would go a long way in explaining why the older man couldn't handle the youth's physical assault and pulled a weapon in his defense.