Teen dies after first use of synthetic pot

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A new study shows 1 in 9 high school seniors have tried synthetic pot.  It's banned in 41 states, but it's still easy to buy online. And while the packaging makes it look harmless, the effects can be fatal. 

Karen Dobner’s son died after the first time he smoked synthetic pot. She said she doesn’t want other families to go through what she has gone through.

“Please talk to your child and tell them how dangerous this is,” she said. “It’s poison sprayed on leaves.” 

She shares her story and what's she is doing to try and help other parents with Kyra Phillips.

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