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Synthetic Marijuana Veils Serious Health Risk

As cannabis law reform proposals continue to make local headlines, another and potentially more dangerous substance is leaving its mark on the San Diego community. A synthetic cannabis product popularly known as Spice has infiltrated the nation under the guise of “herbal incense;” and according to researchers at the American Psychiatric Association, the chemicals used to mimic a marijuana-like high can cause psychosis in some users.

Prescription drug abuse spurs push for prevention and treatment initiatives

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In the wake of devastating prescription drug abuse cases throughout the Midwest and Southern states, President Obama announced plans for a new spending initiative that would crack down on patient misinformation and implement stronger prevention and addiction treatment systems across the country.

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