Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Synthetic marijuana sending more teens to hospital, study finds

CBS News, March 19, 2012

"Synthetic marijuana is sending more kids and teens to the emergency room than ever before, according to the authors of a new study. Making matters even worse, emergency room doctors might not recognize the symptoms from these relatively new drugs, and may not realize some of these teens need immediate medical attention.
Synthetic marijuana is a mix of plants and chemicals that's sometimes sold as 'potpourri' under the brand names K2, Spice and Blaze. According to the study, published in the March 19 issue of Pediatrics, The American Association of Poison Control Centers received 4,500 calls involving problems from synthetic marijuana between 2010 to 2011." Read More

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