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ABC Action News Segment on Synthetic Marijuana

TAMPA – It’s banned, but it’s still being sold in local stores.

And all evidence points to the fact that synthetic marijuana is far more dangerous than many first thought.

“It’s scary. It will destroy your brain,” said a local homeless woman we saw loitering in a park in downtown St. Petersburg.

Starting Friday, an overdose-reversal drug is available at pharmacies without a prescription. It covers everything from prescription pain pills to heroin.
The latest numbers show opioids killed more than 1,700 people in Florida in the first half of 2015 alone. Heroin deaths during that time have jumped 107 percent from 2014  to 2015.

 

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ABC Action News Segment on Synthetic Marijuana