Banned Synthetic Marijuana Still Being Sold

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 25-Sep-2013

With a Texas-wide ban on synthetic marijuana, also known as spice, one might assume the drug would be difficult to find. But despite the Texas ban of spice, which could previously be find right inside local convenience stores, new forms of the drug are cropping up across the state, provoking worry among parents and consumers alike.

There is often a misconception that many of the products that can be found right at the store are safe for consumption. Why else would consumers have access to products that could potentially cause them harm?

What is Synthetic Marijuana?

Known to many as Spice or K2, the availability of synthetic marijuana may make it seem safer. In contrast, the side effects can be life-threatening, provoking severe side effects that include:

  • Seizures
  • Suicidal thoughts/actions
  • High blood pressure
  • Racing heart
  • Anxiety and agitation
  • Nausea and vomiting

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, more than 5,200 calls related to Spice were received by poison control in 2012 alone, highlighting the severe problems associated with its consumption. Since synthetic marijuana is not regulated, the ingredients and amounts can vary, meaning individual uses and experiences can change from time to time, resulting in what some may call a “bad trip.”

Despite the ban of synthetic pot by Texas, the availability of the drug, even to those under the age of 18 is dangerous and irresponsible.

Synthetic Marijuana Attorneys in Texas

At The Carlson Law Firm, we’ve been holding manufacturers and retailers responsible for injuries, illness and death caused by the sale and consumption of known dangerous products. Without holding these retailers responsible for knowingly selling bad products, they sometimes continue to make them available, even to teens and children who cannot understand the real repercussions associated with products like Spice. Call for free consultation with our synthetic marijuana attorneys in Texas. We care. We can help.

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