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Steve Featherstone on the Campbell Conversations

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Journalist Steve Featherstone, holds empty packages of synthetic marijuana he found while reporting on the drug's use in Syracuse for the New York Times Magazine

The synthetic marijuana problem has been particularly severe in Syracuse. The drug even got its own name here:  Spike.  This week on the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher talks with Steve Featherstone, a journalist who has recently written a piece on the drug for the New York Times Magazine.  The two discuss what Spike is, the reasons for its appeal among users, its dangers, and why it’s so hard for law enforcement to combat and control it.