Is Synthetic Pot Worse Than The Regular Stuff?

As local head shops are cited, municipalities across the country are lining up to ban "bath salts" and "spice."

On Tuesday, news broke that two head shops in Northern Suffolk are being sued by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over selling illegal synthetic marijuana products known as "herbal incense" or "spice." But even though these synthetic drugs have been , it's not so long ago that these substances were sold regularly.

States such as New York and Michigan have also banned synthetic marijuana, sold often as brands Spice or K2, following evidence that smoking them can cause psychotic episodes in people. In fact, synthetic marijuana has even been linked to gruesome cannibal attacks, where users began eating human victims or, most recently, a family dog.

The news also comes as several states such as Oregon and Michigan are eyeing legalization of traditional marijuana.

Since the synthetic drug fight is happening in our communities, with and headshops in the crosshairs, we're curious how locals feel about the entry of synthetic drugs into our communities, especially with how it affects local children.

Let us know in the comments.

Walter Keenan July 15, 2012 at 03:41 AM
I agree. But your wrong, to say pot is less harmful there really is no proof to back up your claim.
Walter Keenan July 15, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Tried it, made me very paranoid almost on the verge of scary... But that sort of thing never happens with something so "natural".
John Gruber July 15, 2012 at 02:39 PM
actually there a TONS of studies that PROVE that of tobacco, alcohol and pot, pot has proven to be the more safer choice in terms of what it does to the rest of your body. you don't see alcohol or cigarettes being used to help people with cancer do you? That alone should tell you it's more useful than the other 2
John Gruber July 15, 2012 at 02:44 PM
I never said at any point that it's "healthy" and it's not really my business if you're anti-pot. But it is PROVEN, as in FACT that it does have therapeutic properties so in fact, it is more "useful" than the other 2
Steve Haupton July 24, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Most *everything* is tried due to some form of peer pressure. Would you be making idiotic comments like this on the internet if someone else hadn't done it first?


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