The Worst Drug in the World: Can the NYPD Actually Do Anything About Synthetic Marijuana?

A regular synthetic marijuana smoker brandishes the "Green Giant" variety in Harlem, where cops have made two recent busts. Photo by Edwin Torres

On July 20, New York Police Department top brass discussed the growing problem of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2. Although several iterations of the drug were banned by at the state level in 2012, a new generation of chemicals has apparently hit the streets this summer, causing a rash of hospital room visits and overdoses, particularly in...

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