Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic Marijuana

Doctors Warn About “More Dangerous” Forms Of Synthetic Marijuana

Dr. Patrick Lank, an emergency room physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said synthetic cannabinoid – or Spice – is nothing new; but what is new is the different forms that are popping up.

04/22/2015

Customs and Border Protection officers sent these samples from incoming international shipments to the Chicago CBP Laboratory for analysis. (Credit: CBP)

Customs Agents Find Dangerous New Drugs At O’Hare

What federal agents call “a whole new level” of synthetic marijuana and methamphetamine, some with potentially deadly side effects, are being found in packages and letters coming through the international mail facility at O’Hare.

10/17/2012

Synthetic Drugs

Police Raid Lombard Smoke Shop Selling Fake Pot, Bath Salts

Police raided a smoke shop near Lombard and arrested the owners this week, after they were found to be selling synthetic pot and bath salts.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

Bath Salts

Study: Synthetic Drugs Can Have Severe Consequences

Synthetic substances on the market mimic the effects of marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs, often selling for as little as $10.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011