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Bill Prohibiting Sale Of Synthetic Marijuana Signed Into Law

May 7th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

House Bill 1159, which prohibits the sale of synthetic marijuana where tobacco products are sold, was signed into law today. (Synthetic marijuana is marketed and sold as herbal incense or potpourri). This legislation will force Maryland business owners to choose between the profits of tobacco products or the profits made off of harmful synthetic drugs that are marketed and sold to minors.  This bill diminishes the access to purchase these synthetic products at locations such as convenience stores, tobacco stores and gas stations, where cigarettes and other tobacco are traditionally sold. Allegany County Health Officer Dr Sue Raver has been a strong supporter of such efforts, emphasizing that said these types of substances can be extremely dangerous…


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