NJ School Alerts Parents to K2 Ban

by Secured Workplace Solutions on March 18th, 2012

The Point Borough School District wants the community to be aware the state recently banned synthetic marijuana, which is being used in Ocean and Monmouth counties.

The district wants parents, as well as students, to understand the dangers of the drug, a chemical version of marijuana, which the state banned on Feb. 29.The Point Borough School District wants the community to be aware the state recently banned synthetic marijuana, which is being used in Ocean and Monmouth counties.

"Synthetic marijuana, also known as 'K2,' 'Spice' and 'Incense,' is the third most commonly abused drug by high school seniors (after marijuana and prescription drugs), according to the 2011 'Monitoring the Future' study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse," the notice says.

"The use of synthetic marijuana has side effects such as violent seizures, dangerously elevated heart rates, anxiety attacks and hallucinations, according to the institute," the notice says.

The NJSBA notice cites the state Attorney General's office as reporting that teens' use of the drug is on the rise and "70 percent of the synthetic marijuana cases last year originated in six of New Jersey's 21 counties: Middlesex, Ocean, Monmouth, Morris, Mercer and Atlantic." 

To read the full article: K2/Spice Drug Abuse

Secured Workplace Solutions provides employers, school administrators and parents with testing capabilities for drug and alcohol tesing including specific tests for K2, Spice and other forms of synthetic marijuana as well as Bath Salts.  For more information e-mail robert@securedworkplacesolutions.com




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