Poison Control Center Calls Regarding Synthetic Marijuana in 2011

in Substance Abuse

The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported receiving 6,959 calls related to synthetic marijuana in 2011, more than double the amount of calls centers across the United States received in 2010.

A November 2011 report found that one in nine high schools students reported to getting high off of synthetic marijuana, second only to traditional marijuana.

(More marijuana facts and statistics.)

Source:  Michelle Healy, “ER docs don’t recognize signs of fake marijuana in teens,” USA Today, March 19, 2012.

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