Psychedelic Paintball

Wired‘s “Danger Room” reports on like, wow, man, that’s one *TRIPPY* gun:

Paintballs laced with mind-altering drugs and drug-spraying robots sound like something for The Joker rather than the Marine Corps. But these are two of the more promising new methods for administering nonlethal chemical weapons (sorry, calmatives) being developed by the Pentagon, according to the latest report from the Bradford Nonlethal Weapons Research Project .

They drew their inspiration from drug skin patches, for example nicotine patches for nicotine withdrawal… They found that a drug/DMSO mixture could be delivered in this way and that the material would penetrate thin clothing….

I remember DMSO + LSD squirtguns being mentioned in Steal This Book, but always thought of it as an urban legend.