'Spice' -- the dangerous new teen drug

Making inroads among students in school systems across the nation is a new drug known as "spice." Also known as K2, spice is a mixture of herbs and spices that typically is sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.  It mimics the effects of marijuana and can be purchased in head shops, tobacco shops, various retail outlets and over the internet as a chemically-laced incense product. Not surprising is that spice has become a problem in the military.  The Navy recently discharged 16 sailors assigned to the USS Bataan for using or dealing spice.  Seven midshipmen were also expelled from the Naval Academy and five cadets from the Air Force Academy.  During the last four months 151 sailors have been accused of using or possessing spice under the Navy's zero tolerance policy.Spice made its entry into the U.S. from Europe in 2008 when a public high...(Read Full Post)