This is a collection of quotes about synthetic marijuana. These quotes are linked to the story where they occur and arranged in reverse-chronological order with the most recent first.
“Right now I think it (Spice or synthetic cannabinoids) is the most damaging substance we have out there,” Psychiatric consultant Dr. James Adams, who works at Christchurch’s Hillmorton Hospital, said.
The people with the most knowledge of who’s using the products are typically doctors and nurses in emergency rooms. They see patients with conditions such as uncontrollable temperature spikes that send them into organ failure or seizures, he said.
“We want to cut the head off the snake right away and that’s why we’re here today,” Bondi said to a standing room only crowd at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. “We are at war … . (Synthetic drugs) are truly, truly deadly.”
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued the following statement to correct comments made by officials during a news conference held in Grand Forks yesterday concerning the recent deaths of two young people:
“These deaths are not as a result of an isolated ‘bad batch’ of synthetic drugs. The Narcotics Task Forces and the state’s crime laboratory both determined that the substances involved in these incidents are chemically different. There is no such thing as a ‘good batch’ of synthetic drugs. All illicit drugs are inherently dangerous and potentially fatal.”
“There’s not one 16- or 17-year-old kid that’s buying these substances to make their room smell better. They’re buying it to get high,” Gualtieri said.
After the tragic shooting death of Justin Blake Cleveland, 18.
“These products do not appear to have any legitimate therapeutic use and there is a developing international body of evidence and clinical experience that is showing harm related to use of these substances,” she said.
Australian Mental Health Minister, Helen Morton, in response to new ban on Synthetic Marijuana.