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The state Board of Health has scheduled a meeting Friday to consider an emergency regulation to ban the sale of synthetic marijuana, known as K2, Spice, Genie and other names. A hysteria has been sweeping the state about this compound, even in some places where it’s not readily available. Specifically targeted are substances known as JWH-018 and JWH-073.

Here’s a draft of the proposed rule making marketing of the substance a misdemeanor.

I think reporting will show that efforts to criminalize every new legal variant of an illegal drug is an exercise in futility, but there do appear to be health risks associated with this substance. Marijuana on the other hand ….

More from Leslie Newell Peacock, including UPDATE from Health Department:

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