1 in 9 HS Seniors Use Synthetic Drugs

By KBJR News 1

The sale of synthetic marijuana, or K2, has been banned in several Northland communities, including Duluth, Superior, and Hermantown.

December 14, 2011 Updated Dec 19, 2011 at 10:12 AM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - A troubling new report says nationwide, one in nine high school seniors use synthetic drugs.

The National Institutes of Health survey is prompting US Senators to call for legislation to ban the harmful substances.

The designer drugs include K2, bath salts, and 2CE which led to the death of a Minnesota teen and hospitalized several others earlier this year.

Three US Senators, including, Senator Amy Klobuchar are leading the effort to ban the chemicals.

Two pieces of legislation are currently in the works to make that ban possible.

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