The whole origin of the “Nuked baby” is just another example of the garbage that is anti-drug paranoia. Supposedly, the babysitter smoked marijuana and then nuked a baby by mistake. It never happened that way, all of that is just propaganda, just like the garbage that got me in trouble once in High School. A teacher told us a horror story about a guy who was “So desperate for heroin that he injected drano and died.” I got into trouble when i told the teacher"No-he just got burned. Someone TOLD him it was heroin and he trusted them."
The best way to fight the drug problem is not through made up garbage in the spirit of the “your face will freeze that way” of parental warnings. The solution is to realize that kids are a hell of a lot smarter than we give them credit for. The anti-drug message that made the most lasting impression on me was not the “this is your brain on drugs” rhetoric, but a simple documentary on PBS when I was a kid. A lady was describing how she knew when she got the “good stuff” in a batch of heroin. “when you Sh** and pi** and throw up all at once, then it was good smack.” That made me never want to try it.