The scene in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon resembled something from a bad horror movie.
City leaders and community activists gather to rally against the sale and use of synthethic marijuana.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – It gives users super human strength, makes them impervious to pain and can be bought for as little as $2 across New York. It can also kill, police say.
The advertisement is just as ridiculous as the 1930s film.
As of today, the Drug Enforcement Agency has banned "fake pot" substances, which use chemicals to purportedly replicate the effects of marijuana. Those substances had been in a legal limbo, with many states lacking laws to deal with them.
We know from marijuana prohibition that law enforcement has no control over the drug market and the criminals who run it.
Cracking down on fake pot, the government began emergency action Wednesday to outlaw five chemicals used in herbal blends to make synthetic marijuana. They're sold in drug paraphernalia shops and on the Internet to a burgeoning market of teens and young adults.
Rep. James Gordon (D-Mobile) has introduced a bill (HB697) to add the new designer substance, that supposedly mimics the effects of marijuana, to the list of Schedule I substances.
Kansas is now the first state in the nation to ban the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana.
CANNABIS CULTURE - So, there is a legal substance that makes people feel good and is known to be relatively harmless? BAN IT!