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County committee talks about synthetic marijuana

BEST committee seeks action plan

Elizabethtown-Lewis student and volunteer at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Brody Hooper talks about the study he did on K-2 for the hospital.

Elizabethtown-Lewis student and volunteer at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Brody Hooper talks about the study he did on K-2 for the hospital. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— “As a community, you have the most powerful thing and that is your economy,” Tibbits said. “The people selling this, it is part of their business and that is what they want to sell to make money. If the community is behind the cause, stop shopping at their stores until they stop selling it.”

Arin Burdo, Elizabethtown Social Center Director, agreed, citing the sale of the substance at the Betty Beaver Truck Stop in Lewis as an example.

“I can do whatever I want on behalf of my kids, and I want this out of the truck stop in Lewis so my daughter can’t get it there,” Burdo said. “Of course it’s appropriate to boycott. My kids are at risk, and this should be something that gets every parent angry.”

Mascarenas added that the problem does not lie with youth alone, something that was further exemplified by Sandberg.

“I have seen parents smoking this right next to kids that I know,” Sandberg said.

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