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Molly, Spice, and Orange Crush: Slang for Dangerous Drugs

Sara Bellum
May 28, 2014

You overhear two girls talking about last night’s concert, when one says to the other “I can’t believe she took 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine!” Oh, wait. That would never happen, right? Probably because “Molly,” the nickname given to MDMA, sounds hip and harmless compared to its actual name—which sounds like what it is, a chemical that you shouldn’t put in your body... Read More »

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Spice Is Not Fake Marijuana—Not Even Close

Sara Bellum
May 14, 2014

Spice, also known as K2 or “synthetic (manmade) marijuana,” is not nice. Read More »

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“Spice” – Not as Fun as it Sounds

Sara Bellum
August 14, 2013

SBB first alerted teens to the dangers of Spice in February 2011. Check out the post below. Read More »

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Spice: "If You Use It, You're Experimenting on Yourself"

Sara Bellum
April 19, 2012

Ask NIDA scientist Marilyn A. Huestis, Ph.D., what she wants to tell young people about the synthetic (manmade) marijuana called Spice, and she responds with passion. In a recent interview with SBB, Dr. Read More »

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“Spice” – Not as Fun as it Sounds

Sara Bellum
February 04, 2011

Spice—also known as K2, Fake Marijuana, Skunk, and other names—is a synthetic (or man-made) substance made from shredded dried plant materials and chemicals. Read More »

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