Synthetic Pot 'Smacked!' Prompts State of Emergency in NH

The marijuana-like product has been blamed for a string of overdoses in the state.
1:28 | 08/15/14

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On Thursday governor Maggie -- and declared a state of emergency. Over the Pope -- product that police say caused 44 overdoses in just 72 hours. The spice products can be treated with a variety of things some of them are shown up with controlled substances that make them illegal. -- but we don't know that that's true for all of them. The state of emergency triggers a public health response. Targeting the bubble gum flavor of one specific Brandon called smack. It allows police and health officials to pulled the product off store shelves but it does not apply to other spice products. We caught up with one man who admits he's tried smoking bubble -- back. -- -- -- -- People -- trying to -- like the old style and it it was so potent. -- -- when it took too many kids that you need to eight point eight did you conduct. A -- you voted down. -- the Baghdad later. People just keep him needed and that was healthy people and apart ran out. Since Monday Manchester police have responded to more than forty overdoses connected just -- bubble gum flavored spice. Greeted with a synthetic chemical similar to -- seek the active ingredient in marijuana it has a similar effects when smoked. Factors -- believe they continue doing it knowing. The state that it could put you win. I just hope that we don't get a death from before everybody realizes we should stop doing.

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