You may have heard of K2 or “Spice,” a pair of terms for synthetic marijuana — or more appropriately, synthetic cannabinoids — which is growing in popularity. Some find them tempting substitutes for traditional weed because these drugs aren’t technically illegal in many places. People who undergo drug testing can consume synthetic marijuana because there’s […]
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China’s ban on certain chemicals is being credited by Drug Enforcement Administration officials in a noticeable decrease in certain synthetic drugs in the United States. Police encounters with six substances that were part of China’s 115-chemical ban have dropped dramatically (PDF) since it took effect in October, DEA numbers show. […]
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Synthetic drug overdoses sent more people to D.C. emergency rooms in September than heart attacks, car accidents or strokes, a new report shows. Although recreational marijuana has been largely decriminalized for adults in the District, dangerous designer synthetic cannabinoids that are sold over the counter at gas stations and bodegas not only remain rampant but […]
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Volunteers from the D.C., Maryland and Virginia Drug-Free World Chapters came together to staff an information table at a recent Synthetic Drugs Symposium event held at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. […]
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NBC4 in D.C. reports that due to a spike in hospital visits for suspected synthetic drug overdoses, D.C. hospitals will now do blood and urine tests on anyone who appears to have taken the dangerous drugs. The emergency rules, that went into effect the first week of August, 2015, require hospitals to collect blood and urine samples […]
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The D.C. Attorney General Racine has announced an agreement with Korean-American Grocers to to educate them on the danger to the community posed by Synthetic Drugs. CLICK HERE to read the full story at the D.C. Attorney General website. […]
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NBC News4 in D.C. that at least 11 people overdosed in early June on a synthetic drug known as bizarro, near the Community for Creative Non-Violence at 2nd St. NW. Firefighters responded to 11 overdoses, with seven people transported to hospitals and three people who refused treatment. Police believe the dangerous drugs were sold at an open-air drug […]
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Four homeless adults remained hospitalized Friday after they were found unresponsive at a makeshift camp in Glen Burnie, Maryland, as a result of ingesting synthetic marijuana, or spice, local police said. Anne Arundel County police officers said they responded Thursday afternoon to a wooded area near Route 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard) and Route 10 for a […]
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