Norton Commission to Examine Use of Synthetic Marijuana

Dorothy Rowley | 11/27/2012, 12:09 p.m.

D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will host a forum Tuesday evening, Nov. 27, on the increased use of synthetic marijuana by young people in the District.

Synthetic marijuana, or K2, has effects that have been compared to those of LSD.

"K2 may be a synthetic drug, but its threat and consequences are real," Norton said. "Our Commission on Black Men and Boys will take a candid look at this problem facing D.C. youth with the help of testimony from two experts and two young men. We are not the only community grappling with synthetic marijuana, but we mean to do all we can to bring to the forefront information about new drugs that threaten our young people. Our Commission on Black Men and Boys is an ideal messenger."

The discussion, which is supported by the congresswoman's Commission on Black Men and Boys, takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Northwest Washington.

Source: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton website