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Educational campaign shows dangers of K2

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Monday, Iowa First Lady Chris Branstad will announce a new public education campaign about the dangers of synthetic drugs such as bath salts and K-2.

K-2 is supposed to be an incense, but many teens smoke it because it reportedly has similar effects to marijuana.

Back in 2010 the Iowa Board of Pharmacy put an emergency ban on K-2 after an Indianola High School boy shot and killed himself.

David Rozga's parents, police, and the Governor's Drug Police Coordinator all believe he died because of the effects of K-2.

In February, three teens at a Des Moines area high school went to the hospital after using K-2.

State law makers outlawed the drug in Iowa, but not all synthetic marijuana has the same chemical composition, so many varieties of it are still legal in the state.

The Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy will stop at Pathways Behavioral Services Incorporated in Waterloo Tuesday to spread word about the synthetic drug education campaign.

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