Manufacturers of synthetic cannabis market the products as incense, not intended for human consumption.
In August I received a call from a desperate mother who had spent the night in Salem General’s emergency room with her 16 year-old son who had smoked a K2-like substance. He was hallucinating, had a skyrocketing pulse and blood pressure and extreme difficulty breathing. He was begging his mom “Please don’t let me die!”
Rarely have we had a chance to get ahead of an emerging drug problem and this is a slam dunk. We had been trying to get traction with the legislature to put a ban on these dangerous drugs ahead of their next meeting in February, but this action takes care of the issue once and for all.
This is a very good day in the field of drug prevention. I am so grateful.