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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  

The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

By Jessica Zimmer

What is actually in synthetic weed? You'll be surprised. What is the high like? More surprise. Is it worth it? Read on. 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  

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  

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  

Teen Dies In Coma After Smoking Synthetic Marijuana

By Bryan Le

The parents of 19-year-old Connor Eckhardt hope to warn others about the dangers of synthetic pot. MORE  

Minnesota Launches Synthetic Drug Awareness Website

By McCarton Ackerman

KnowTheDangers.com is designed to educate the public about the harms synthetic drugs can cause. MORE  

Air Force Athletes Used Date Rape Drug, Smoked Synthetic Pot

By Paul Gaita

According to a series of articles by the Colorado Springs Gazette, cadet athletes engaged in a number of sexual assaults using roofies. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 27, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Austin considering medical marijuana, FL man caught cooking meth on the beach, and drunk German princess arrested after hurling racist comments. MORE  

Two Synthetic Pot Dealers Face Life in Prison

By Paul Gaita

Two Orange County men face serious consequences for producing and distributing synthetic drugs. MORE  

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