Designer Drugs: Illegal and Deadly

Designer Drugs

What Are Designer Drugs?

Toxic chemicals that mimic the effects of marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine, or other substances are growing in popularity across New Jersey and America.

These drugs are also dangerous and deadly. And in New Jersey, they are illegal.

The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs has enacted an Order that classifies all forms of synthetic marijuana (also known as K2, Spice, and by many other names) as Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances.

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So-called "Bath Salts"

On April 27, 2011, the Division of Consumer Affairs enacted an Order that classifies all forms of so-called "bath salts" drugs as Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances.

So-called "bath salts" drugs are associated with intense, severe side effects that have allegedly led to suicidal thoughts, self-mutilation, and violent outbursts.

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Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic marijuana has been linked to side effects including convulsions, anxiety attacks, dangerously elevated heart rates, increased blood pressure, vomiting, agitation, confusion, and hallucinations, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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