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Teens warned about danger of synthetic marijuana

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CLEVELAND, TN. (Times Free Press) -- Fake pot can be deadly, but it is legally available.

That was one of the messages to organizations that offer second chances to teens with drug and alcohol problems and other family issues.

"It can end up causing death," Terry Gallaher, director of Bradley County Juvenile Court, said last week at the monthly meeting of the local Tennessee Targeted Community Crime Reduction Grant partners.

Synthetic marijuana is sold at some convenience stores under a variety of names including Spice and K-2 and even as plant food, said Jana Briscoe, group facilitator for the Juvenile Court's Relapse Prevention Therapy program. It often does not show up on drug screenings, she said.

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