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Fake Marijuana Use Is a Serious Problem for Teens
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff posted:
Close to 11,500 people were treated in emergency rooms in 2010 for nausea , vomiting, dizziness , and other symptoms related to the use of synthetic or fake marijuana products such as "K2" or "Spice."Three-quarters of these people were aged 12 to 29, and 78% in this group were male. Most did not receive follow-up care after they were sent home from the ER.


The new data were released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), as part of their Drug Abuse Warning Network. There were 2.3 million ER visits involving drug misuse or abuse in 2010, and of these, 11,406 involved fake marijuana products.
What Is Synthetic Marijuana?Synthetic marijuana is marketed to have marijuana-like effects in the brain .


"Spice," "K2," "Mr. Smiley," "Red X Dawn," and "Blaze" are just some of the street names for synthetic marijuana drugs.


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Jadebernard1 responded:
The only reason these products are becoming a problem at all is because of the ridiculous laws that are put in place that restrict people's personal freedoms people especially young people are going to do whatever the hell they want regardless of if it's legal or not our society needs to except this fact and create a platform for the people who are going to use drugs that is safer than having to deal with criminals who sell drugs and potentially harmful products that have been altered by people trying to maximize their profit or was made to intentionally kill or get someone addicted to something the user wasn't intending to try in the first place


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