First Synthetic Pot Court Case In New Jersey

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First Synthetic Pot Court Case In New Jersey Bergen County will witness New Jersey's first synthetic pot court case (expected in October 2013), where it will engage in its first usage of the new law against the manufacturing, distribution, sale, and possession of K2, also known as Spice and Kush, as well as any drugs of its kind. These drugs, and any dealings with them, are outlawed; to show the state's seriousness, they have even upped the consequences. Governor Christie signed a bill, which has already been approved by the Legislature, to make the penalties harsher and stricter. This bill and new state regulations were badly needed due to the fact that so many deaths, suicides, injuries, and hospitalizations have come about through the use of these kinds of drugs.

Synthetic drugs are drugs that are manmade, in a lab somewhere with indefinite chemical combinations, uncertain dosages, and unpredictable effects. It has led to heart attacks, breathing problems, sporadic behavior, panic, hallucination, confusion, and suicide. Paranoia sometimes hits users, and they distrust everything and everybody. Other times, they might believe someone is out to hurt them, when in reality it is simply misperception. They can hear voices or see things that aren't there, and fall into their worse nightmare. The effects can be gruesome, as some have seen even cases where people are eaten alive or taken apart while their friend was under the influence. It can make a person aggressive and even a murderer in a few minutes.

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, "mock pot," or fake marijuana, is the 3rd most commonly abused drug by high school seniors in America, which come after actual marijuana and prescription drugs. But these drugs are being treated like cocaine or heroin, where even a small bit can send a person for 3 to 5 years in prison, or a fine of about 25,000 dollars. And that's only for starters. Everyone at this point is doing whatever it takes to educate the youth about drug abuse and addiction, and hope that it is not their child who receives the next "hit" in the streets or even their in own homes; or even see their child in prison for a couple of years, just for attempting to have a fun time at the prom or somewhere else. These are drugs that are not worth the try, and yet many are still taking these risks, due to peer pressure, easy availability, and worse, pure curiosity.