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.