Sunday, October 24, 2010
Smoking Synthetic Marijuana
"John" sits on a street corner rolling a joint in South Beach, Miami in broad daylight. He's smoking 'herbal incense' known as K2 or "Spice", a new form of synthetic marijuana.
John tells me it doesn't show up in drug tests so he doesn't fear losing his job. He says it gets him just as high as pot and you can buy it at most convenience stores. He prefers the brand, "Mr. Nice Guy", which many users say is one of the most potent brands on the market. Law Enforcement Officials are not thrilled and are scrambling to make drugs like K2 illegal. Apparently there is another 'more potent' version of K2 called K3 that is now just beginning to hit store shelves. Officials say it's dangerous and there have already been reports of users requiring hospitalization after using the drug.