Synthetic Marijuana

Packets of synthetic marijuana, often known as K2. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Officials Shine Spotlight On Impact Of K2, Or Synthetic Marijuana

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is hosting a news conference along with a local resident who is recovering from an addiction to K2.

08/25/2015

File photo: Inmates in jail (Credit: CBS2)

Officials Crackdown On Visitation Rules At Westchester County Jail

The wife of an inmate has been charged with smuggling the synthetic pot into the jail.

08/22/2015

K2 on a bodega shelf. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Bronx Father Confronts Bodega Over Son’s K2 Crisis

A Bronx man afraid of losing his son to K2 has taken a very bold step.

08/19/2015

Homeless people in Union Square on Aug. 14, 2015. (credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

311 Complaints About Homelessness On The Rise

As of last week, the 311 system fielded more than 20,000 calls related to the homeless. That’s up from more than 12,000 two years ago.

08/14/2015

Bronx Sen. Jeff Klein introducing legislation to combat synthetic marijuana. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Lawmakers Calling For Tougher Penalties To Combat Sales Of Synthetic Marijuana

Lawmakers in New York are calling for tougher penalties for people who are caught selling synthetic marijuana.

08/12/2015

This man passed out in Harlem on Wednesday. Aug. 5, and paramedics said he was high on synthetic marijuana, or K2. (Credit: CBS2)

‘NYC Safe’ Mental Health Initiative Unveiled As Part Of Plan To Combat Homelessness

Don’t expect the mayor’s “NYC Safe” initiative to magically make the homeless disappear from the streets. It may only affect several hundred.

08/06/2015

Peter Vardouniotis Jr. is seen at his sister's wedding two summers ago on the left, and apparently high on K2 in Harlem on the right -- as recognized by his family in CBS2 video. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Father Tells Story Of Son Ravaged By Synthetic Marijuana

For two days now, CBS2 has shown you how synthetic marijuana – often called K2 – is ravaging Harlem and other neighborhoods.

08/06/2015

"Mr. Nice Guy" synthetic marijuana pack.  (Credit: CBS2)

What Is K2? 5 Facts About Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic marijuana, also known as “K2” and “Spice” is a synthetic druge gaining popularity among the homless in NYC because of its low cost and availability.

08/06/2015

With the rising temperatures, New Yorkers are seeing more and more homeless on the streets. (Photo: CBS2)

Residents Demand Mayor, City Take Action On Synthetic Marijuana Use

Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to reveal his plan to deal with the homeless and mentally ill on Thursday, and the night before, two neighborhoods that strongly supported the mayor said help cannot come soon enough.

08/05/2015

A homeless man said to be on synthetic marijuana was seen on video howling and acting irrationally. (Photo: CBS2)

Bratton: Synthetic Marijuana Gives Homeless Users ‘Superhuman Strength,’ Makes Them ‘Impervious To Pain’

The NYPD is sounding the alarm about a synthetic drug, saying it is favored by the homeless. It makes people irrational, impervious to pain and very dangerous.

08/04/2015

Synthetic Marijuana (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Authorities Seize 2,000 Bags Of Synthetic Marijuana

The operation comes after 8,000 bags of the product were found in five other stores on the same stretch of road on July 2.

07/28/2015

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Police: Inmate’s Wife Smuggled Synthetic Pot Into Westchester County Jail

Ebony Strange, of White Plains, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of promoting prison contraband.

07/23/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mark-Viverito: Illegal Synthetic Pot Rampant At East Harlem Bodegas

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said Tuesday that illegal synthetic pot is rampant in East Harlem, and you don’t even need to find a dealer to get some.

07/07/2015

Synthetic marijuana (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials Warn Against Synthetic Marijuana Use After Spike In Hospitalizations

Mayor Bill de Blasio said synthetic marijuana is a real problem.

04/18/2015

Ambulance (credit: clipart.com)

Cops: Jersey City Man Assaulted With Tree Branch Over $10 Drug Debt

Thirty-two-year-old Nicholas Rivera is held on $150,000 bail, charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and other charges.

11/06/2014

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