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Local group to protest against synthetic marijuana on Saturday

Gina Johnson is organizing a protest against synthetic marijuana Gina Johnson is organizing a protest against synthetic marijuana
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

As controversy builds over the sale of synthetic marijuana in Lubbock, a group of protesters are preparing to hit the streets on Saturday to raise awareness about the drug.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday afternoon, protesters plan to stand outside the Smoke Headshop on 53rd and Slide.

The group says they hope this will help in the fight to ban synthetic marijuana.

The organizer of the protest, Gina Johnson, says her 18-year old son is a user, and it's ruining his life.

She says her son started using synthetic marijuana to get off the illegal drug, but instead, he ended up much worse.

Johnson invites all concerned citizens to attend the protest and asks them to dress in orange, since orange is the color of "safety," and it stands out.

"Just to show solidarity in our community so that the smoke shops around here can see just how serious we are and how many of us there are that want this stopped," Johnson said.

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