By Denise Quan, LA Daily News
POSTED: 09/02/16, 6:15 PM PDT | UPDATED: 1 DAY AGO
The Rev. Andy Bales heads out the glass doors of the Union Rescue Mission in a suit and tie. He rolls his wheelchair toward the sun-baked concrete of Skid Row, then stops and wrinkles his nose.
“That putrid smell you’re smelling right now — that’s somebody smoking Spice,” he says.
On this block of San Pedro Street in downtown Los Angeles, just south of 5th Street, more people are openly smoking synthetic marijuana — known on the street as Spice — than are smoking conventional cigarettes.
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