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How Does Synthetic Marijuana Affect the Brain?

By Paul Gaita

A recent article from Forbes examined the potential dangers of synthetic weed. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Sept. 23, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Hundreds of veterans given free marijuana in Colorado, Ink Master host Chris Nunez arrested for DUI, and drunk man bathes in church holy water. MORE  

Machete-Wielding Teen High on Meow-Meow Goes on Rampage

By Bryan Le

A UK teen high on mephedrone, also known as "meow meow," brandished a machete and demanded money from store employees. MORE  

Drug Combo "Gumbo" Ravages Southeast Texas

By McCarton Ackerman

Authorities in Southwest Texas have seen a rash of overdoses caused by marijuana laced with cocaine, PCP, or synthetic weed. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Sept. 11, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Retail weed in Colorado tops medical pot in sales, man arrested for selling crushed Pop-Tarts as cocaine, and man charged with hiding drugs in DARE lion. MORE  

Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Synthetic Drug Deaths

By Victoria Kim

Charles Carlton was convicted of distributing synthetic hallucinogens that killed two teens in 2012. MORE  

Turkey Struggling With Synthetic Drug 'Bonzai'

By McCarton Ackerman

A new form of synthetic cannabis has caused a rash of schizophrenia-like behavior and heart failure among users. MORE  

Head Shop Owner Gets 17½ Years for Selling Synthetic Drugs

By Desiree Bowie

Jim Carlson's long prison sentence will serve as a testing ground for future synthetic drug prosecutions. MORE  

New Hampshire Declares 'State of Emergency' Over Synthetic Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

A spate of recent overdoses from 'Smacked' has led the governor to take drastic action. MORE  

Minnesota Teen Pleads Guilty To Murder In Overdose Death

By McCarton Ackerman

A total of five teens were charged with third-degree murder in the death of Tara Fitzgerald from synthetic drugs. MORE  

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