July 26, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe
ST. PAUL More synthetic drugs will be illegal under a law taking effect Wednesday, and a state agency will be able to act faster to make newly developed versions illegal. Continue Reading
July 9, 2012 in WDAZ
ST. PAUL – A federal bill banning synthetic substances that mimic traditional illegal drugs is now law.
President Barack Obama on Monday signed a food and drug safety bill into law; it contains provisions outlawing synthetic drugs such 2C-E and “spice.” Continue Reading
June 22, 2012 in WDAZ
Police say the main source and man in connection with both synthetic drug cases is behind bars tonight.
But will this stop what police call a ‘major’ drug problem in the area?
June 21, 2012 in WDAZ
Police are speaking out on what they say is a *major* synthetic drug problem in the Red River Valley.
Two teens are dead because of it and one is behind bars with a murder charge. Continue Reading
February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Although banned in states like North Dakota and Minnesota, synthetic marijuana and similar substances are increasingly falling into the hands of young people, sometimes with deadly consequences, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said Sunday at a panel discussion in Moorhead. Continue Reading
December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
High school seniors in Midwest had 13.5% rate of use, highest in nationThe study, released Wednesday by the National Institutes of Health, is believed to be the first government attempt to survey the popularity of synthetic substances often marketed as “herbal incense” and sold under brands such as “Spice” and “K2.” Senior students with the highest rate of use — 13.5 percent — were from the Midwest. Continue Reading
September 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Of all the new synthetic drugs alarming health and law enforcement officials in Minnesota and across the country, none has exploded into the culture over the past year as quickly – or as dangerously – as the human-made substance known as “plant food.” Continue Reading
September 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The ad for the powerful hallucinogenic drug emerged on a foreign website in June, billed as a “research chemical” with the strange name 4-Meo-PCP.
June 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
As of midnight, it will be illegal in Minnesota to have or sell synthetic drugs, including fake marijuana, bath salts and other chemicals, like the one blamed in a mass overdose that killed a 19-year-old last spring. Continue Reading
April 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Legislation being considered in the Minnesota House and Senate would make 16 chemicals found in synthetic marijuana illegal, as well as those in bath salts and the 2C family, Continue Reading