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Synthetic marijuana (credit: Denver Police Dept.)

9 Indicted In Colorado In Synthetic Drug Crackdown

Nine people indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver were arrested in a handful of states as part of a national crackdown on synthetic marijuana, state and federal authorities announced Wednesday.

05/07/2014

Spice (credit: CBS)

CDC: 221 Sickened By Synthetic Marijuana In Colorado

Synthetic marijuana is believed to have sickened 221 people in Colorado during a monthlong outbreak this year, according to a federal report released Thursday.

12/12/2013

"Spice" is a synthetic, legal form of marijuana labeled "not for human consumption," but young people are smoking it to get high. (credit: CBS)

CDC Experts To Investigate Spice Hospitalizations In Denver

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are traveling to Denver to investigate an alarming number of people hospitalized after using synthetic marijuana.

09/06/2013

"Spice" is a synthetic, legal form of marijuana labeled "not for human consumption," but young people are smoking it to get high. (credit: CBS)

More Than 40 Treated For Synthetic Marijuana Use

Denver-area hospitals are seeing a rise in emergency cases involving synthetic marijuana, which can cause confusion, violent behavior and hallucinations.

09/05/2013

"Spice" is a synthetic, legal form of marijuana labeled "not for human consumption," but young people are smoking it to get high. (credit: CBS)

Bad ‘Spice’ Continues To Be Problem In The Denver Metro Area

Health officials are continuing to see people being hospitalized with a bad reaction after taking “Spice.”

09/01/2013

"Spice" is a synthetic, legal form of marijuana labeled "not for human consumption," but young people are smoking it to get high. (credit: CBS)

Bad ‘Spice’ Sends Dozens To Metro Area Hospitals

Police believe a bad batch of “Spice” is making its way around the Denver metro area and sending dozens to the hospital.

08/29/2013

Bath salts labeled "Not for human consumption" are sold to be used as synthetic drugs. (credit: CBS)

‘Bath Salts’ Penalties Move Forward In Colorado

Selling or manufacturing synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” would be illegal in Colorado under a bill in consideration at the state Legislature.

02/21/2012

"Spice" is a synthetic, legal form of marijuana labeled "not for human consumption," but young people are smoking it to get high. (credit: CBS)

State Senate Tries Again On Synthetic Pot Ban

A permanent Colorado ban on synthetic marijuana sold as Spice or K2 is back before a Senate committee.

05/04/2011

"Spice" is a synthetic, legal form of marijuana labeled "not for human consumption," but young people are smoking it to get high. (credit: CBS)

‘Spice’ To Be Banned Nationwide

It’s already banned in 16 states. In 30 days, products sold as synthetic marijuana will be illegal nationwide.

11/28/2010

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