ER visits from synthetic pot up significantly

SAMHSA reported¬†28,531 A&E visits linked to synthetic pot in 2011, compared to 11,406 in 2010. For teens aged 12-17, the number of such visits doubled, for those aged 18-20, it quadrupled. “Synthetic cannabinoids are a growing public health risk, made more dangerous by the widespread misconception that they are safe and legal,” SAMHSA explained.