Dr. Eric Wish, the director of CESAR, University of Maryland’s Center for Substance Abuse Research, has a career spanning virtually the entire modern history of drugs in America—and that’s why synthetic cannabinoids have him so worried.
CESAR is becoming the central resource to answer urgent questions about these drugs and the societal problems associated with these drugs. From an office on the outskirts of campus, it’s ringing the alarm bells perhaps loudest of all as it works with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse to study what Vice media has called “the worst drug in the world.”
To learn more about this whole new generation of drugs, read "Russian Roulette In a Bag" article. Dr. Wish is also an Associate Professor with the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland.