synthetic marijuana


New York state is taking steps to address the illegal sale of the drug K2 following a mass overdose in Brooklyn that sent 33 people to the hospital.

United States Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer

Sen. Charles Schumer says the Drug Enforcement Agency should create a special investigative unit to target online sales of synthetic marijuana.

Police say the wife of an inmate at the Westchester County Jail has been arrested for bringing synthetic marijuana into the jail and possibly sickening several inmates.


Authorities say New York is seeing a spike in hospital visits related to synthetic marijuana, and officials are warning that the substances are dangerous and illegal.


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State police say their investigation into the illegal sale of banned substances resulted in the seizure of more than 11,000 packages believed to contain synthetic marijuana.

Authorities say the seized drugs are valued at more than $150,000. Police say they also seized $16,000 in cash and 200 packages of suspected bath salts after launching their investigation last August along with local law enforcement agencies in the Rochester and Syracuse areas, Niagara Falls, Auburn and Port Jervis in Orange County.