Discussion set on dangers of K2

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:44

    Newton — Join the Center for Prevention and Counseling, along with Newton Police Chief Michael Richards, Detective Tom Tosti and Assemblyman Gary Chiusano to discuss the dangers of the synthetic drug K2 on Thursday, June 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Newton Municipal Building Courtroom. K2 is an illegal substance marketed as a dried herbal blend for use as incense, marked “not for human consumption.” However, some people are smoking it because it mimics a high similar to marijuana. The danger is that the high associated with this synthetic drug includes hallucinations, sever agitation, dangerously elevated heart rate and blood pressure, panic attacks, numbness/tingling, vomiting and, in some cases, tremors, seizures, unconsciousness and coma. The chemicals sprayed on the incense have been banned in many countries, and some states. Learn how the DEA, New Jersey legislators and law enforcement are working to keep youth safe. For more information call Dot at 973-383-4787 or e-mail dot@centerforprevention.org.