AP: Pa. Ban On Bath Salts, Synthetic Pot Takes Effect

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A ban on the sale or possession of synthetic marijuana, so-called bath salts and salvia is now the law in Pennsylvania.

The law took effect Monday, two months after Gov. Tom Corbett signed a bill imposing the new restrictions.  Read more here.

Meanwhile, as the Patriot-News’ Sara Ganim reported on Monday, manufacturers of the now-banned substances are already concocting updated, legal versions of the products. 

By Wednesday, Mechanicsburg-based smoke shop Hemp’s Above intends to stock a yet-to-be-named variant – complete with a tag touting the product’s legality.

Though Pennsylvania’s law is perceived to be among the country’s strictest, Ganim wrote, observers, legislators and advocates are already questioning whether legislative bans will be able to keep up with the demands of the synthetic marijuana and bath salts market.

2 Responses

  1. synthetic marijuana is dangerous, it is much more potent than real marijuana. Also the man made chemicals are most likely harmful to ones physical and mental health. The companies making the chemical alter it on a molecular level to get around the DEA ban. How much testing is going in to these chemicals/drugs? How much research is being done on the effects on the body and mind?? probably not much if any at all. Now you have teens and die hard potheads who can’t smoke real weed for legal reasons just smoking this stuff and thinking nothing of it. That’s until they look at their empty wallet and idle lives.

  2. Now last night I was pulled over and arrested for haveing said synthetic weed however it ws purchased legaly thru a head shop so how can I be guilty of being in posession of somnething that I had to pay taxes on as well!!!!!!

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