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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Sailors Meet At Pearl Harbor Over Drugs

More than 400 sailors met at Pearl Harbor Tuesday to learn about the risks of synthetic drug abuse and the Navy's related policies and programs. Spice is a synthetic drug intended to give a similar effect to marijuana. It's more potent than it's organic counterpart though — 200 times more according to the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Plus, the blend of chemicals used in the drug are constantly being manipulated so it's hard to know exactly what you're getting. Command Master Chief Marc Sibal said he has seen 20 to 30 Spice-related cases since he arrived at Commander Navy Region Hawaii in 2010.

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