WASHINGTON, D.C. – The government's annual drug use survey finds 'fewer' teens are trying fake marijuana known by such names as K2 and Spice.
Teens are apparently getting the message these cheap new drugs are highly dangerous.
A report by the National Institutes of Health says about 8% of high school seniors said they've used some type of synthetic marijuana this year.
That's down from 11% in 2012.
Also just announced, the National Institute of Drug Abuse looked at more drug use trends among America's youth.
Dr. Nora Volkow, the Director of the NIDA, spoke with KARE 11 Sunrise live from Washington, D.C. with a look at some of the key findings from this year's "Monitoring the Future" survey.
This year's report will identify trends in prevalence of various drugs, including:
· Illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and MDMA
· Trends with newer drug "fads"
· Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
· Cigarettes and alcohol