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What is Synthetic Marijuana?

Thursday, July 11, 2013
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
College of Menominee Nation – Culture Building

 

You may think spice can be found somewhere in your kitchen, but if you hear young folks talking about it, they probably aren't discussing cinnamon. Chances are they're talking about synthetic marijuana, which comes marketed as “herbal smoking blends,” or “herbal incense.” The packets contain a mixture of plant matter that has been laced with chemicals that mimic some of the mind-altering reactions of cannabis.

 

Side effects include: anxiety, panic and vomiting, seizures and hallucinations. For some, the extreme paranoia can drive the user to suicidal thoughts. Worse, these products are still found in unregulated smoke shops, convenience stores, and among various reservation vendors.

 

Learn more about the serious effects of “Synthetic Marijuana” at this free session which is open to the public. For more information contact Outreach Based Training Specialist Renee O’Kimosh at 715-799-6226, ext. 3075 or e-mail rokimosh@menominee.edu.