Just around the corner from your house, right now, there is a small grocery store, gas station, or tobacco store selling an incredibly dangerous drug as “incense” or “potpourri.” It is known on the street as “Spice” or “K2.” Others call it “Fake Weed.”
This is much more dangerous drug than marijuana.
This over-the-counter high has stolen the lives of children, our neighbors, and our friends.
Those smoking this powerful synthetic drug hallucinate, and those hallucinations are powerful enough to destroy their lives.
Shortly after using this substance, Max Dobner got into a car, drove at speeds approaching 100 mph, and ultimately barreled thr
ough an intersection, hit a wall, went airborne, and crashed into a house.
Woodstock paint store manager Patrick Byrum, 33, told officers he smoked synthetic marijuana before he and a female employee at a Sherwin-Williams location got into a violent confrontation Monday evening. Police said Byrum pulled a gun on the woman, who also admitted to smoking marijuana, and then attempted to carjack several passing vehicles.
Brandon Rice suffered chemical burns inside his chest when he smoked fake cannabis out of a plastic PEZ candy dispenser. He was 13 when he was forced to undergo a double lung transplant after smoking synthetic marijuana. He died last Wednesday.
These are only a few lives destroyed by this drug.
Do your part. If synthetic weed hasn’t been outlawed in your state–make an effort to outlaw it. Educate those around you about its dangers. Get involved with the To the Maximus Foundation. We can eliminate this danger from our neighborhoods.