Inside the Synthetic Marijuana Epidemic
From Patriots linebacker Chandler Jones to the residents of upstate New York, synthetic marijuana has affected Americans around the country. Lauded for its affordability and ability to remain undetected in most drug tests, the synthetic substance is wreaking havoc on communities from the East Coast to Los Angeles.
Unlike its organic cousin, synthetic marijuana is manufactured in underground labs in China before making its way into gas stations & head shops in the U.S. With a constantly-changing chemical makeup, synthetic marijuana users never know what they’re going to get — and hospitals and drug rehab centers are scrambling to keep up with the rising numbers of overdoses and hospitalizations.
Synthetic marijuana is an unpredictable, dangerous drug that can cause seizure & even death. Find out more about this new drug below.