Lubbock first responders have reported a decrease in the number of synthetic marijuana related calls in the Hub City.

Nearly three months ago, Lubbock was reaching its peak in synthetic marijuana according to University Medical Center EMS responder Randy Raedeke. But new laws that took effect on September 1 have made it more difficult for local stores to sell the products.

Raedeke told KAMC news: "We were seeing an average of eight to 10 patients a day for that type of drug. Currently, we are seeing two patients a week, if that."

Raedeke went on to discuss how local law enforcement agencies, EMS personnel, UMC's NEIDS and WASP organizations are working tirelessly to keep synthetic drugs off the streets. He reiterated that while numbers are going down, the problem still does exist in the area.

[via Everything Lubbock]