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Norton Hosting Discussion on Synthetic Marijuana



    FILE - This Feb. 15, 2010, file photo shows a package of K2, a concoction of dried herbs sprayed with chemicals. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 signed bills banning so-called synthetic marijuana. The substance, sold under trade names like Spice and K2, has been available in stores as a mix of dried herbs and spices sprayed with chemicals. It has been blamed for health problems and violent behavior, especially among young people. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)

    The District of Columbia's representative in Congress is hosting a discussion on the use of synthetic marijuana in the city.

    Eleanor Holmes Norton's Commission on Black Men and Boys is holding the meeting at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in northwest Washington on Tuesday night. Synthetic marijuana is commonly known as K2 and has effects similar to LSD.

    The group of the will hear from two young Washington residents as well as two experts. Audience members can also ask questions.

    The meeting was delayed as a result of Hurricane Sandy.