Goffstown officials warn of the dangers os synthetic marijuana
Goffstown High School has experienced two occasions of students suspected of using synthetic marijuana and needing medical care as a result over the past two weeks, according to a joint press release from the school district, police department and fire department.
One of the things parents should watch for is the hookah pen, which is similar to an e-cigarette. Problems can occur when the pen is used with synthetic marijuana, also packaged as incense, or with extremely large concentrations of tobacco, Browne said.
Although he hasn’t seen the official report, Browne said he understood that in one case at the high school a student experienced cold sweats and said he was not feeling well before passing out, leading to concern of a cardiac event.
Meanwhile, many communities are struggling with regulation of these types of substances.
“From a law enforcement standpoint it’s difficult to enforce,” Browne said.
“Parents are largely unaware of this new problem,” superintendent Brian Balke said in a press release. “Kids can buy these dangerous, unregulated substances at the local convenience store.”
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