Letter writer mistaken

To the Times of Ti:

There has been much in the media lately about the dangers of synthetic marijuana, which has been marketed as incense, sold as products such as K2 or Wicked XXX, among others, and labeled “not for human consumption.” Nevertheless, it has been consumed by some teens and adults, resulting in a huge increase in calls to poison centers and a number of emergency room visits due to frightening, potentially life-threatening adverse effects.

In a recent Times of Ti article I was quoted saying that the products were available in stores in Ticonderoga and Crown Point, the latter based upon some third hand information. I had checked Ticonderoga stores, but had not physically checked Crown Point stores. Following the article I spoke with the owner of the Crown Point Citgo, who was adamant that he had never carried any of the products and never would. We have no evidence to substantiate its sale in Crown Point, and regret any confusion the article may have created.

Doug Terbeek, executive director

The Prevention Team


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