Many synthetic drugs like, K2 or fake weed, are directly marketed to teenagers.
As a result, K2 is becoming a serious issue for young people in DC. According to the 2015 Monitoring the Future survey of youth drug-use trends, 1 in 20 high school seniors are using synthetic marijuana.
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.
Synthetic drugs are dangerous because they are unpredictable. The full danger of several of the chemicals found in synthetic drugs has not been determined.
If you or a friend are suffering from bad side effects or are trying to break a fake weed addiction, call Department of Behavioral Health 24/7 HelpLine at 888-793-4376 or visit www.k2zombiedc.com (the official K2 Zombie campaign website) for more information.