Monday, October 4, 2010
Because the moar you know, the less alligators eat you while you're not looking...
The Army has launched a crackdown on the drug spice at at least nine commands in response to a spike in usage among soldiers.
With names such as Spice, K2 and Genie, the small foil packets of incense sold at convenience stores and tobacco shops seem innocuous. But because of a family of synthetic additives, the herbal mixture mimics a marijuana high when smoked....
Poison control centers in 48 states have received over 1,000 phone calls this year concerning adverse effects from synthetic marijuana or fake pot products, says a national report released last week.
Authorities, drug experts worry the new generation weed products could be dangerous Incense and herbal smoking blends that mimic the high of marijuana are popping up in mom-and-pop convenience stores throughout Central Florida.
A bill that would outlaw K2 and other varieties of so-called synthetic marijuana in Pennsylvania was overwhelmingly approved in the state House on Tuesday by a vote of 198-1.