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Synthetic marijuana and dope pipes are easily available at head shops and tobacco retailers across the country, including Detroit Lakes.

Fake pot has DL school officials concerned

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At the start of the school year, school officials got a startling realization -- there's a new drug in town. And, it's legal.

"Basically, it's poisonous," Angie Horner, chemical health coordinator at Detroit Lakes Public Schools, said of synthetic marijuana.


The fake marijuana contains JWH-018, a chemical similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, only it's higher potency and gives a stronger, longer high.

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