Back in early summer, we got a brief contact high when we heard about a legal marijuana substitute which Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice was trying to outlaw. "K2," as the synthetic marijuana is primarily known in this area, causes all the negative effects of pot, including anxiety, panic, paranoia, rapid heart rate and shortness of breath, without any of the fun, calming, goofy stuff. The American Association of Poison Control Centers said its so bad, its use has sparked nearly 2,000 calls to poison control centers this year, up from only 14 in 2009. But with colorful names such as Mr. Smiley, Posh, Spice, Genie, and Red Dragon, who would even notice a few thundering heart palpitations?