Synthetic drugs are an important issue in DC.
During the summer of 2015, a series of violent crimes and hospitalizations were associated with the use of K2, a synthetic drug created to mimic the “high” that is associated with marijuana. With the latest violence and uptick in emergency room visits associated with synthetics, it’s more important than ever for adults to learn about the dangers and effects of synthetic drugs.
So, what are synthetic drugs? Synthetic drugs are chemical blends that mirror the effects of other well-known drugs like marijuana, ecstasy, and cocaine. Fake weed, bath salts, and Molly are all common synthetic drugs that are extremely harmful and unsafe for people to consume or ingest by smoking, drinking or eating.