synthetic marijuana en Oswego County mother takes head shop owner to court <p></p><p>An Oswego County mother is taking a local head shop to court following her son's death after smoking synthetic marijuana he allegedly bought from the store.<br /><br />Teresa Woolson, whose 19-year-old son, Victor, drowned in Lake Ontario after smoking a form of synthetic marijuana, wants the shop's owner, the drug manufacturer and the distributor held accountable.<br /><br />In August 2012, Victor Woolson drowned in the lake soon after smoking "K-2 Avalanche," a form of synthetic marijuana he apparently bought from Xtreme Underground.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:59:59 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51519 at Will back to school bring more bath salts use? <p>The abuse of the designer drug called "bath salts" came of age this summer, with violent episodes from abusers reported by police and medical professionals across central New York.</p><p>Some authorities are worried about what happens next, when universities and schools go back into session. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:01:05 +0000 Ellen Abbott 24710 at Will back to school bring more bath salts use? Local officials welcome state regulations on bath salts <p>The New York State Department of Health regulations outlawing&nbsp; bath salts in New York state come on the heels of several local laws banning the designer drug.&nbsp; The new regulations were announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday, but there could be more laws coming down the road.<br />&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:04:59 +0000 Ellen Abbott 23945 at State health commissioner bans sale of synthetic marijuana <p><span style="font-size: large; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; ">New York State has banned the sale of synthetic marijuana products. Marketed as &ldquo;herbal incense&rdquo; and sold under names like Spice and K2, the fake pot has been popular with people across the North Country&mdash;including Fort Drum soldiers. The post near Watertown recently announced it would ban soldiers from spending money at any businesses that sell synthetic pot. But it now seems that won&rsquo;t be necessary.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:53:35 +0000 Joanna Richards 16815 at