No Teen Tokers? Pot Not as Hot with Youth

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AUSTIN -- When you think of legalized weed, do you imagine a world where everyone's walking around super high? Well, a new study is bringing some of these high assumptions down to Earth because it turns out teens don't think pot is hot.

According to researchers at the University of Texas, while pot was being legalized by 16 states between 2002 and 2013, the number of kids between 12 and 14 who disapproved of the drug went up!

Marijuana use also fell big time for teens 15 to 17.

Maybe it's because there's a new drug of choice -- K2 which is cheaper and easier for kids to score.

But there's another group that's getting a synthetic high, the homeless. In Austin, the problem has turned into an epidemic of overdoses, pushing local cops and hospitals to their limit.

The Lone Star State isn't the only place dealing with synthetic drugs. In Washington D.C., more than a dozen people were rushed to the hospital last month after a mass drug overdose at a homeless shelter.

As marijuana use starts to mellow out, it looks like another drug is the new thing making folks crazy.

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