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The Cannabusiness Report: the Rise of Fake Pot

In this episode of “The Cannabusiness Report,” Fusion correspondent Ryan Nerz discusses the rise of a potentially dangerous drug that can be bought over the counter…without an ID. Synthetic marijuana – known by brand names like “K2” and “Spice” – is sold at head shops and gas stations under the guise of being potpourri. But it is most often smoked in the same manner as marijuana, and in fact is made of similar chemical components. But this segment’s guest, Time magazine writer Eliza Gray, who wrote this week’s cover article about the fake weed phenomenon, explains that it is much more harmful than potpourri…and marijuana.

Credit: Ryan Nerz and Adriana Lorenzo