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Hooper honored by several organizations for work to combat ‘fake pot’

Brody Hooper with Erin Perkins, who nominated him for the Adirondack Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’ Teen of the Year award in May.

Brody Hooper with Erin Perkins, who nominated him for the Adirondack Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’ Teen of the Year award in May.

— “It was an in-service project on what to do with a K2 patient for the hospital and it has expanded from there,” Hooper said. “I was working on the first case that we saw that we knew was K2 related, and some of the people had never heard of it.”

When the state passed legislation banning synthetic marijuana in the state, Sprague credited Hooper and others who had worked hard to spread awareness on the matter.

“Our small meeting back in February exploded into a movement that has been recognized at the state level and by the federal Attorney General’s office," Sprague said. “There is a lot of credit that has to go to those, like Brody, who have been working consistently from the beginning to get this banned.”

“I was not sure what would come from the meetings and the trips to schools, but I was hoping for something like this to happen,” Hooper said at an April 30 rally. “This is about getting students from all of these different schools together to get a final resolution to this problem.”

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