Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Synthetic drugs and teens

Sun-News (Las Cruces, NM ) August 13, 2012

"In July, President Obama signed the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 into law as part of S. 3187, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act. The legislation bans synthetic compounds commonly found in synthetic marijuana (known as K2 or spice), synthetic stimulants (known as bath salts) and hallucinogens by placing them under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.
This law comes at a time when calls to poison control centers for exposure to synthetic marijuana doubled between 2010 and 2011, according to The Partnership at, and is on track to rise again in 2012. Recently, the Unified Prevention! (UP!) Coalition for a Drug-Free Doña Ana County, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico (CFSNM), highlighted the synthetic drug, bath salts. This week will highlight synthetic marijuana." Read More

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