September 28th, 2011, 11:37 AM
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Synthetic Marijuana
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently evoked its emergency scheduling authority to control five chemicals used to make so-called "synthetic marijuana" products. Except as authorized by law, this action makes possessing and selling these chemicals or the products that contain them illegal in the United States.

The five chemicals that are on the controlled substance list are:


Bath Salts
The Drug Enforcement Administration recently temporarily banned certain chemicals that are used in legal synthetic drugs known as "bath salts", calling the chemicals an "imminent hazard" to the public.   The DEA describes "bath salts", which have nothing in common with products long-used in bathing, as a sort of imitation cocaine or LSD – a substance that while legal, has not been approved by the FDA for human consumption and has been linked to violent, sometimes deadly outbursts by users. Varieties of "bath salts" are sold under different labels in corner stores across the U.S. as well as online and have prompted thousands of calls to Poison Control nationwide.

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Call your local MMC office Today to learn more about these dangerous drugs and chemicals that are sold in local convenience stores and novelty shops nationwide!

Pittsburgh 888-662-8358
Baltimore 866-458-8951
New York City 718-777-8358
Cleveland 877-688-8358
Sacramento 866-914-3921

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