(Baltimore, MD)- Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware have been joined by 40 other states and territories to crack down on illegal synthetic drugs today.

Synthetic drugs like Spice, K2, and Scooby Snax were outlawed by the federal government years ago, but the manufacturers have changed how the products are made to bend the law.

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is sending a letter out to nine oil companies to stop the sale of these synthetic drugs in retail locations.

The letter expresses the concern in the sale of these drugs and encourages to stop it.

The drugs use has increased dramatically in the last 4 years with most of these users are under the age of 17.

Synthetic Drugs can cause seizures, hallucinations, suicide, violence, heart attacks, brain damage and even death.