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Governor Signs Bill Making Synthetic Marijuana Illegal — What are Your Thoughts?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports all forms of synthetic marijuana are now illegal.

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation making synthetic marijuana illegal, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Synthetic marijuana contains marijuana-like chemical compounds combined with different forms of dried vegetation. The products have been sold in gas stations. 

According to the AJC, the state banned the substance in 2010 but manufacturers tweaked the formula to get around the law. The bill Deal signed Tuesday was designed to close that loophole, the AJC reports. 

The product is a schedule I drug under the law. 

11 Alive News reports the bill was named Chase's Law in remembrance of a 16-year-old who passed away after smoking synthetic marijuana.

What do you think about the bill making synthetic marijuana illegal? Tell us in comments. 

tabby March 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Hell yeah,if the real marijuana is illegal of course the synthetic should be!!!
Matt Fulkes March 28, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Matt F. - I'm actually surprised they're not ENCOURAGING marijuana use. Barrow Patch - Why is that? Matt F. - Well, reading about all the Executive Orders and other bills/laws that have recently been passed, or are in the process of being passed, it's obvious that the Government is trying to crack down on our individual rights and freedoms. Given that fact, it would make sense to legalize, even mandate marijuana usage, leading to a nation of docile "stoners," more easily controlled by those in charge. But that's just my thoughts on the matter. :-) I don't use marijuana myself, I never have, and I never intend to. But I don't judge people either way. If they want to smoke it and do potential harm to their body and mind, or if they are legitimately using is for medical purposes, that should be their prerogative. (Copied and pasted from the Barrow Patch Facebook page by request.)
113321 April 25, 2012 at 09:09 AM
How do they sell it in stores and gas stations if its illegal?

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