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Dickinson tobacco store opts out of synthetic drug sales

August 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

In the four months The Old Tobacco Shoppe in downtown Dickinson has been open, it has received numerous requests for K2, Incense, Spice and other synthetic marijuana products. Continue Reading

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Synthetic Marijuana Use Spikes in Midwest but Not in Grand Forks

December 15, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) – The most popular place for teens to use synthetic marijuana is in the Midwest. One in nine high school seniors have used the drug in the past year but here in Grand Forks, the use is down. Continue Reading

Klobuchar co-sponsors bipartisan bill to ban harmful chemicals used in K2

March 21, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) cosponsored bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and five other senators to ban the harmful chemicals commonly used in synthetic drugs popularly known as “K2″ or “Spice.” Continue Reading

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Central Minnesota schools to discuss synthetic drugs

January 11, 2011 in INFORUM

WAITE PARK, Minn. Officials from 14 schools in central Minnesota are gathering Tuesday to discuss the increasing use of synthetic marijuana. Continue Reading

Legislators, law enforcement back fake pot ban

December 9, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

State legislators and law enforcement officials want to ban synthetic marijuana, a chemical they say is being used by teenagers statewide in increasing numbers and with dangerous effects. Continue Reading

Fake pot, real risks

December 9, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Calling all parents: Has your son or daughter taken an interest in tea or have they brought home anything that resembles incense lately? Continue Reading

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US moves to make synthetic marijuana illegal

November 24, 2010 in INFORUM

WASHINGTON Cracking down on fake pot, the government moved Wednesday to outlaw five chemicals used in herbal blends to make the synthetic marijuana sold in head shops and on the Internet to a growing number of teens and young adults. Continue Reading

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Fake pot ban to resume

September 30, 2010 in INFORUM

Enforcement had been held up over failure to properly notify public of Cass rule

Cass County is once again putting the kibosh on K2 and other brands of synthetic marijuana. Continue Reading

K2 may be banned, but alternatives grow like weeds

September 16, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

The city of Duluth’s ban on synthetic marijuana may go up in smoke. The owner of the Duluth store “The Last Place on Earth” says he’s ready with alternative products when a city ban on K2 and similar products takes effect on Sept. 30.
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Duluth officials vote on synthetic marijuana ban

August 30, 2010 in INFORUM

DULUTH, Minn. Members of the Duluth City Council are voting on whether to ban the sale, purchase or possession of synthetic marijuana. Continue Reading