Friday, December 30, 2011

New Drug Spice Proliferating In U.S. Military

Synthetic marijuana known as Spice can cause hallucinations. Schorle/

New Drug Spice Proliferating In U.S. Military, Officials Admit; Can Cause Hallucinations -- New York Daily News

Synthetic marijuana led to more than 1,000 investigations in 2011.

A new drug that can leave its users hallucinating for days is spreading through the military ranks at an alarming rate, military officials admitted.

The drug, a synthetic marijuana known as Spice, has led to the investigation of 700 Marines and Navy sailors this year — up from 29 two years ago. The Air Force has punished 497 airmen so far this year alone as well, The Associated Press reported.

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More News On How The Drug Spice Is Proliferating In The U.S. Military

US military targeting users of dangerous ‘Spice’ drug that can bring days-long hallucinations
-- Washington Post/AP
US Military Cracks Down on 'Synthetic' Marijuana -- Medical Daily
Pentagon probes use of 'synthetic' pot by troops -- USA Today
Naval Hospital Sees Increased Number of Spice-Users -- San Diego Reader
‘Spice’ makers alter recipes to sidestep state laws banning synthetic marijuana -- Washington Post
Chemists find ways around spice laws -- UPI

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