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Drugs focus of Kauai crime-prevention seminar

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii authorities gathered at a crime-prevention seminar where the prominent focus was on synthetic drugs and higher THC marijuana.

The Garden Island says speakers at the event held at Kauai Memorial included Chief Keith Kamita of the state Department of Public Safety's narcotics enforcement division.

Kamita said at the Friday seminar that today's marijuana has a much higher THC level than it did in the past.

Kamita also warned about the THC liquid extraction process that produces a liquid that is 100% THC. He says the drug is dangerously potent.

He says spice drugs and other synthetic cannabinoids also present a powerful threat.

The event was organized by Kauai Chamber of Commerce.

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