A New Breed Of Weed? Students Get High Legally With Marijuana Alternatives

12/13/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

During the middle of the summer, Towson University junior Bill, who requested to not have his real name revealed, was caught with drug paraphernalia in his car. It's a charge worthy of a fine, potential prison time and if kept on his record, could hinder future employment opportunities. Bill was able to negotiate having the charge stricken from his record as long as he would take drug classes for a year and have his urine tested regularly during that time.

Bill has been clean for more than two months, at least, according to his drug tests. But a new popular substance has allowed him to beat the system that only tests for Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the active substance found in marijuana.


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