Since the new Federal Ban on Synthetic drugs in the U.S., I have been flooded with emails asking, “Barry, which substances are still legal?”
To ensure accuracy, I paid two of my lawyers to give their opinions. Both lawyers recommended that since the legal wording of the new Food and Drug Administrations law can unambiguously include ALL synthetics, it is their recommendation as well as mine to cease mailing and/or possessing any synthetics to/in the U.S.
It is important to note that in the government’s wording, the new law makes it clear they have closed the loophole regarding overseas importation of these substances to the U.S.
My lawyers, my experience and recent raids and arrests in the U.S. show the government’s willingness to raid and arrest citizens selling any synthetics whether they are legal or not. U.S. law enforcement’s stance in this area is “since the new laws are complicated, we will make the arrests and let the courts sort out whether the arrests were legal or not.”
For example, prior to the ban taking effect and while it was still in the grace period, U.S. law enforcement conducted a serious of raids and arrests seizing millions in cash and product. Although the citizens arrested were well within the legal “grace period” they suffered the raids, arrests and confiscation of all their hard earned cash and assets.
Now they must navigate themselves through the complex U.S. criminal justice system which will cost them piles of more money, stress and the loss of their freedom.
In America, there are Laws and there is Case Law. The Law is a guide for law enforcement but is not detailed. After an arrest is made under the guidance of a Law, then the Law is tested and tried in court. After a ruling, there is now “Case Law” to guide the officers and the courts.
Since the Federal Ban against synthetics is a new Law, there is no case law we can use to offer legal guidance. So to err on the side of caution and safety, it is recommended that no persons test these new laws! It can cost you everything you own including your life.
It is our opinion that the U.S. government is close to making many International Arrest of those not heeding to the new law. The U.S. government loves making examples out of people to show their seriousness and mite especially soon after a new law has been passed.