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Norton Holds Discussion On Synthetic Marijuana In D.C.

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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is hosting a discussion on the use of synthetic marijuana in the city. The use of synthetic marijuana, which is commonly known as K2 or Spice, has been on the rise in D.C., according to Authorities.

The National Capital Poison Center helped treat 34 cases of synthetic marijuana use in D.C. last year; more than half of those involved teenagers. 

The D.C. Council this year adopted a ban on synthetic marijuana when it passed the budget. But authorities say its very hard to eliminate these designer drugs because manufactures can change the chemical makeup to skirt local and federal bans. 

Norton's Commission on Black Men and Boys is holding a meeting tonight at the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial library to talk about the drug. Experts as well as young people are slated to speak and residents are encouraged to attend and ask questions. 

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