DEA's Synthetic Marijuana Ban Goes Into Effect Today
Sorry Miley, but there's one less legal drug for you to smoke starting today.
The DEA has basically put synthetic marijuana -- a.k.a. K2 and Spice -- out of business by banning its core ingredients.
The emergency order, a "a Final Rule to Temporarily Control these chemicals for at least 12 months," goes into effect Tuesday.
The "fake-pot" chemicals being banned nationwide include ...
... JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497, and cannabicyclohexanol (PDF).
Good riddance. Though head shops in L.A. have been known to carry the synthetic pot, we're not sure why it's at all popular in a town where getting medical marijuana is about as easy as drive-through chicken.
K2, Spice, et. al.
And, well, the reviews aren't exactly spectacular. Everything from headaches to far-out psychedelic trips have been reported.
But here's something to consider (stoners, dig deep into your beanbag chairs and lay back because we're about to blow your minds):
If medical marijuana is defiantly legal in California, why would any synth-pot retailers rush to take these products off their shelves?
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If we can smoke a Schedule 1 drug with impunity (even President Obama's administration has told feds to back off medical marijuana states like California), why would we worry about a quasi-legal drug?
Right? Now exhale.
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