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Syracuse NY Experiences Spike In Synthetic Marijuana Hospitalizations

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Posting because I am hearing about this DAILY on NPR.

MCEVERS: So spike or spice is also known as synthetic marijuana. I mean, what does that mean? What is this drug?

FEATHERSTONE: So, it was billed as synthetic marijuana, but it has nothing to do with marijuana. It's a completely chemical product. It kind of has the look of marijuana maybe because it's a plant material. It's dry. It comes out of a pouch. You roll it up and you smoke it like you would a marijuana joint. But the effects are completely different. Pharmacologically, it's completely different. Chemically, it's completely different.

I can't believe it's legal for them to call it marijuana. 

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