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Synthetic smokable drugs give Texas 15 more reasons to legalize cannabis

Austin, Texas officials say that synthetic smokable drugs often mislabeled as “synthetic marijuana” by the media are to blame for at least 15 calls for physically violent and unconscious individuals Wednesday evening. Many people turn to this crap, popularly called “Spice” or “K2”, as an alternative to smoking marijuana because the chemicals don’t show up on drug tests.

From the reports, it appears that most of the incidents happened to homeless or transient people at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless and the Salvation Army. Initial reports to 911 were for people having seizures, but police say that they were able to trace them all back to a chemical-dusted smokable substance – though they didn’t have a brand name for it or any idea where it was sold.

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018
Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018

EMS on the scene said that most of the people they had to deal with smoked the drug, passed out then woke up in a fog and haze. Several became violent, including one man who ripped through the restrains that paramedics had used to secure him and began tearing up the inside of the ambulance. Read more

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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