Friday, June 8, 2012
Addiction team from the Brighton Center for Recovery Hospital answers viewers questions during live web chat. Check out the chat transcript.
It was a lively and infomative debate between viewers and a team of addiction specialists from the Brighton Center for Recovery Tuesday during the one-hour live web chat on about K2 on Patch.com. Dr. David Yanga, addictionoligist and family practitioner, along with John Furey, Brighton counseling supervisor and Scott Masi, Brighton addiction outreach specialist, were on hand from noon to 1 p.m. to field readers' questions. To read a transcript of the chat, click on the Cover It Live box. For more information, visit the Brighton Center for Recovery Hospital.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Dr. Sanford Vieder says 'synthetic marijuana' is a misnomer for the drug K2, now legally sold in Michigan stores.
Botsford Hospital's Emergency Trauma Center hasn't been deluged with patients suffering from the effects of smoking "Spice", also known as K2, but director Dr. Sanford Vieder has seen enough to support public calls to get the synthetic drug out of Michigan stores. "I think the public's kind of demanding that, and they should," he said, because the effects of the drug are so dramatic. Spice is legally sold in Michigan, because the compound is not specifically banned under state law. The substance is packaged as "incense", with wrappers that are generally labeled with warnings that it is not for consumption. State lawmakers and officials in Oakland County, Macomb County, West Bloomfield Township and Royal Oak have taken or are considering …
Friday, June 1, 2012
In a letter, a company leader asks local owners to stop selling Spice or K2—a synthetic form of marijuana—at all of its stations, effective immediately.
Citgo has asked the owners of its gas stations to stop selling K2 and Spice—a synthetic form of marijuana. The sale of K2 and Spice has caused concern for many parents and local officials in Michigan, and Alan Flagg, the general manager of light oils marketing for Citgo, joined the outcry. In a letter dated May 31, Flagg asked the local owners of Citgo stations to stop the sale of K2 at locally-owned, Citgo-branded locations, even in states where the substances are legal, including Michigan. “Substances such as synthetic marijuana and Bath Salts, sold under a variety of names, including Spice and K2, have proven to be harmful substances, especially for teenagers,” Flagg wrote in the letter. “At least 40 states have banned their sale in …