In 2011, the poison centers nationwide responded to over 13,000 calls related to synthetic marijuana and bath salts. Most of the cases involved patients under 25 years old. This Thursday local law enforcement will be offering more insight into the dangerous new trend in the US. The SEMO Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will be hosting a panel discussion at the Jackson Middle School Cafeteria. Coordinator Shelly Wood tells KZIM-KSIM these new drugs are a unique problem. The panel will be made up of police and members of the SEMO Drug Task Force. Each has had experience in dealing with the substances. It is free and open to the public and childcare is available. For more information call 587-1921.
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