New York Returns to Failed Drug War Approaches to Address Synthetic Cannabinoids

New York Returns to Failed Drug War Approaches to Address Synthetic Cannabinoids

Advocates: New Yorkers Need a Public Education and Health Approach to Deal with Emerging Drugs

NEW YORK, NY — Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo issued regulations and the New York State Senate introduced a bill that would criminalize the sales of synthetic cannabinoids.

Recently, there have been several media reports of tragic episodes involving synthetic cannabinoids, such as spice and K2. Epidemiological reports suggest an increase in hospitalizations due to these substances.

Synthetic cannabinoids  are a class of cannabinoid chemicals…

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