Synthetic cannabis has been much in the public spotlight
recently, as increasingly disturbing stories about its
negative effects have been related by health professionals,
police, parents and users themselves.
Zombie-like youth, high on a ''dirty drug'', with twitching
muscles and slurred speech, are changing the work of social
service staff in Dunedin, Otago Adventure Development
counsellor Scott Blair says.
An Oamaru teenager who ended up with serious burns while
playing with petrol after using the legal-high product K2 is
calling for synthetic cannabis to be banned, and says he will
be on the street, holding a protest placard himself, as soon
as he can walk.