A D.C. cannabis activist moves to Maryland to organize against a Republican Congressperson. Virginia's legislature is back for a special session to craft a budget, but will Medicaid expansion continue to be a sticking point? All that and more on the Politics Hour.
Synthetic cannabinoids are also known as fake marijuana – and while they target the same neurological system, reactions to the drugs are different. Synthetic cannabinoids often elicit violent, erratic behavior from users, and in Washington, D.C., city officials are linking a sharp increase in crime to its use. We explore what they are, what explains their popularity and what threats they pose to public health and public safety.
- Peter Hermann Reporter, Washington Post
- Eric Wish Director, Center for Substance Abuse Research at the University of Maryland
- Donald Page Director, Community for Creative Non-Violence
- Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt Director, District of Columbia Department of Health
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