Jul 3, 2011 12:23 PM by David Ortiviz

Counselors say fake pot still huge problem

A local drug rehab counselor says there's still a big problem with kids smoking herbal incense, despite action by the Drug and Enforcement Administration last year, to temporarily ban possession or sales of the product. The incense is said to create a marijuana-like high when smoked.

The DEA says these products are "clearly a pretense for unlawful activity."

Ray Moore, a counselor at the Bridge to Awareness Counseling center in Pueblo says the incense is sold under a variety of names: K-2, Mr. Smiley and Colorado Chronic.

Tonight on News First 5 at 10 p.m. David Ortiviz takes a closer look at this product, its health effects and why experts say it's more dangerous than real marijuana.



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