synthetic drugs http://apr.org en Researchers Link Synthetic Drug To Kidney Injury http://apr.org/post/researchers-link-synthetic-drug-kidney-injury <P>Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say smoking synthetic marijuana — known as Spice or K2 — has been linked to kidney injury.</P> <P>UAB researchers conducted four case studies involving four young men who smoked synthetic marijuana and suffered kidney injuries afterward. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:11:54 +0000 The Associated Press 24642 at http://apr.org Researchers Link Synthetic Drug To Kidney Injury Fake Pot Is A Real Problem For Regulators http://apr.org/post/fake-pot-real-problem-regulators This week, President Obama signed a law banning synthetic marijuana and other synthetic drugs. Dozens of states and local governments have already tried to outlaw fake marijuana, which has been blamed for hundreds of emergency room visits and a handful of fatalities.<p>But the bans have proved largely ineffective, and there are fears that the federal law won't be any different.<p>Synthetic marijuana looks a bit like dried grass clippings. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 07:04:00 +0000 editor 14433 at http://apr.org Fake Pot Is A Real Problem For Regulators