Synthetic Marijuana Known As K2 Linked To 33 Overdoses In Brooklyn

Pimento of Doom

We’ve written in the past about the dangers of using illegal synthetic marijuana, with hospital officials reporting a spike in hospitalizations related to the drug in recent years. Now, officials in New York City say they suspect a strain called K2 caused 33 overdose in one particular area of Brooklyn where the drug is extremely popular. [More]

(Daniel Murguía)

Lab Results Are In: Holiday Breads Were Laced With Synthetic Marijuana

The celebration of Three Kings Day is supposed to be fun, not terrifying. Marking the holiday with a cake or sweet bread should not cause dizziness, heart palpitations, and hallucinations among people who are celebrating. Yet that’s what happened to around 40 people who purchased Rosca de Reyes sweet breads from a southern California bakery last month. [More]

Missouri Bans K2, Synthetic Marijuana Substance

Missouri Bans K2, Synthetic Marijuana Substance

Big buzzkill heading the way of synthetic marijuana consumers in Missouri, where lawmakers have voted to ban the substance known as K2, a blend of herbs treated with synthetic marijuana.

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Should "Legal Pot" Be Made Illegal?

Should "Legal Pot" Be Made Illegal?

For several years, it’s been completely legal for just about anyone in the U.S. to get their hands on K2, a so-called “herbal incense” which also happens to be sprayed with cannabinoids, meaning you should get a similar experience from smoking K2 as you would marijuana. However, it’s recently been banned in Kansas and the state of Illinois is looking into the legality of K2.

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