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HOUSTON — Kush is a word we’re starting to hear increasingly often these days — and rightfully so.

You may have first heard it after a group of Kush heads overdosed at Hermann Park, or for the first time this week when Katz Boutique and smoke shot was hit with a $1.17 million fine. Either way, we could only hope you got the message that Kush is bad. Or you may just be wondering what the hell is it?

NewsFix headed over to the substance lab a the Houston Forensic Science Center to answer that very question in Thursday’s Inside Story from the pages of Houstonia.