Marchman Act Blog: DEA to Ban 'Synthetic Marijuana'
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has enacted an emergency ban on five synthetic marijuana chemicals, The New York Times reported Nov. 24.
During the temporary ban, the DEA said they will research if the products should remain illegal, controlled substances permanently.
"Synthetic marijuana" -- which had been sold legally as incense under brand names such as "K2" and "Spice" -- is an herb-and-chemical compound that, when smoked, simulates the effects of the tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in marijuana. Read Full Story...