Li spent a good bit of time talking about synthetic marijuana and how dangerous its various forms can be. She said that in 1970, marijuana contained about 2 percent THC but in 2009, that drug potency had elevated to 10.1 percent. The biggest danger in marijuana is that it can be mixed with so many other things and these mixtures are not regulated by the government. One kind of synthetic marijuana is called salvia. It is NOT the garden variety flower, so Grandma's flower bed isn't in jeopardy of being used to make synthetic marijuana. It, as well as another synthetic called K2, are sold as herbal incense. The package says "not for human consumption" but drug users smoke it in marijuana pipes. It often causes fast heart beat, high blood pressure, vomiting, seizures, and other life-threatening effects. One of the biggest problems with these synthetic drugs is that they are not regulated by the government so each package is different with varying types and amounts of chemicals sprayed on them. The kind of reaction a person has one time might be totally different the next time. Cocaine is an expensive and very addicting drug. A cheap substitute that has become popular is called bath salts. Again, this is not like the bath salts ladies use everyday, but it looks a little like that. It is a federally illegal drug that people use by snorting or injecting like cocaine. It causes paranoia, insomnia, extreme anger towards oneself and others, and suicidal thoughts. Li shared that she knows a man who used bath salts two times. The first time, the reaction was not extreme. The second time caused him to become paralyzed from the shoulders down. He now works as a volunteer with her organization, sharing how devastating this has been for him, urging people not to be tempted to try these drugs. Another woman in the audience who was a nurse in another city, told that they often have people come into their ER having psychotic episodes from taking these kinds of drugs. Li also suggested to the listeners to keep their prescriptions locked up. She said that so many people, young and older, are addicted to prescription drugs these days and they often acquire them from someone's medicine cabinet. Even over-the-counter medicines can be misused in the wrong hands, so it's best to keep them locked. For parents, educators, and interested citizens who wish to learn more about current drugs and trends, Li suggested the web site www.drugfree.org. Also, their web site is www.facebook.com/prcregion2.