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K2 is most often sold in small, silvery plastic bags, and resembles marijuana. The effects are similar to marijuana, and include paranoia, panic attacks and giddiness. (DEA photo)

The importance of being informed about sales of fake pot

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When you hear the term "K2" these days it does not always refer to the mountain or to a brand of ski equipment. And when the term "Spice" is used, it does not always refer to something you use in a recipe or a potpourri mix.


Both terms are used to refer to a type of synthetic marijuana that has been circulating among our youth. The substance is a psychoactive herbal and chemical product which, when consumed, mimics the effects of cannabis or marijuana.

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