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United Nations Says Synthetic Drugs Reaching 'Unprecedented Expansion'

By McCarton Ackerman

A huge wave of synthetic drugs has washed over some 90 countries world wide, as synthetics have supplanted cocaine and heroin as drugs of choice. MORE  

Synthetic Marijuana Resurfacing In Liquid Form

By McCarton Ackerman

Liquid synthetic weed has surfaced in Hawaii and on the mainland, and has been marketed to use in conjunction with electronic cigarettes. MORE  

Army Drug Users Twice As Likely To Use Synthetic Marijuana Over Regular Pot

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite being banned by the military and classified as a Schedule I drug by the government, synthetic weed like Spice and K2 has become the army's drug of choice. MORE  

Wave of Emergency Room Visits in Texas Linked To Synthetic Pot

By Shawn Dwyer

Emergency rooms in Dallas and Austin have seen a surge of patients being treated for overdoses caused by K2 and Spice possibly laced with PCP. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 5, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Michael Jordan's caddy killed by drunk driver, man on LSD walks down street with machetes, 2012 relay team lose medals for doping, and drunk driver hands cop a beer. MORE  

Minnesota House Unanimously Bans Synthetic Drugs

By Shawn Dwyer

The new law would go a long way in restricting the sale of synthetics in retail shops, but does little to curb sales online. MORE  

Minnesota Bill Would Ban All Unapproved Synthetic Drugs

By Bryan Le

A proposed law would ban all ingested or inhaled substances that provide illicit drug-like effects unless they are FDA approved. MORE  

NBOMe Leads to Teen Overdose Deaths

By Bryan Le

The drug, meant to be a knockoff of LSD, has proven fatal for U.S. teens. MORE  

Utah Man Blames Spice Addiction For Torching Apartment Complex

By McCarton Ackerman

Dustin Bowman was given no mercy by a federal magistrate due to his previous arrests and failed battle with addiction. MORE  

Feds to Add Synthetic Weed to Schedule I List

By Shawn Dwyer

The DEA plans to add the chemical compound to the list on a temporary basis until agencies initiate rules to make the move permanent. MORE  

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