"Synthetic Marijuana:" What Is It, Why Is It Dangerous, and How Can We Prevent Youth from Using It?
Synthetic cannabinoids, misleadingly called “synthetic marijuana” are human-made mind-altering chemicals that are either sprayed on dried, shredded plant material so they can be smoked or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes and other devices.
Also known as “K2,” “spice,” “crazy monkey,” and “Scooby snacks” this designer drug is often marketed as a safe, legal alternative to marijuana. According to the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), these drugs are not safe and may affect the brain much more than marijuana; their actual effects can be unpredictable and, in some cases, more dangerous or even life-threatening.
The webinar will provide an overview of synthetic cannabinoids and the scope of the problem among youth and discuss available prevention efforts.
The webinar is hosted by the US Children Safety Network and will take place at Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET and 9:00 - 10:00 pm CET.