“Synthetic marijuana”, a drug linked to recent overdoses are being cracked down by Authorities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts as it remained on the shelves of stores in spite of attempts being made by federal for banning it.
This week a public health emergency that was linked to a brand of drug, was declared by Maggie Hassan, the governor of New Hampshire. She says that dozens of people are sickened this month around Concord and Manchester. Police is given tools by this move for seizing packets of 1 type of drug termed “Smacked” and “Bubblegum Flavor”.
In Massachusetts, a state ban was passed on such synthetic cannabinoids known as “spice”. Although the products are identified as potpourri and incense, it has been stated by authorities that they are widely brewed or smoked into tea.
New Hampshire is considered to be among the few remaining states without a ban on synthetic cannabinoids, though it has been said by the officials of the state that ways of crafting an outright ban are being studied.
This proposition is difficult because there are regular changes in the chemical compounds of the drugs as producers seek to evade regulation. The State public Health director for New Hampshire, Dr. Jose Montero stated that although there is regular comparison of drugs to Marijuana, they are more dangerous and predicting their effects is difficult.
He further said that “They keep changing it all the time, playing this game with the federal government to see what’s illegal and what isn’t,”. These are psychotropic drugs. Multiple attempts of reaching suppliers of the substance were not successful on Friday.
Many active ingredients in synthetic Cannabinoids were classified by the US Drug Enforcement Administration as controlled in the year 2011 and this year, efforts are being expanded for reining in spice and other synthetic drugs including Molly and Bath Salts.
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