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Fake Marijuana Use Is a Serious Problem for Teens

Close to 11,500 people were treated in emergency rooms in 2010 for nauseavomitingdizziness, and other symptoms related to the use of synthetic or fake marijuana products such as "K2" or "Spice."

Three-quarters of these people were aged 12 to 29, and 78% in this group were male. Most did not receive follow-up care after they were sent home from the ER.

The new data were released by the Substance Abuse and Mental HealthServices Administration (SAMSHA), as part of their Drug Abuse Warning Network. There were 2.3 million ER visits involving drug misuse or abuse in 2010, and of these, 11,406 involved fake marijuana products

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