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NYC Authorities Seize 2,000 Bags Of Synthetic Marijuana

The operation comes after 8,000 bags of the product were found in five other stores on the same stretch of road on July 2.

07/28/2015

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Police: Inmate’s Wife Smuggled Synthetic Pot Into Westchester County Jail

Ebony Strange, of White Plains, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of promoting prison contraband.

07/23/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mark-Viverito: Illegal Synthetic Pot Rampant At East Harlem Bodegas

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said Tuesday that illegal synthetic pot is rampant in East Harlem, and you don’t even need to find a dealer to get some.

07/07/2015

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Officials Warn Against Synthetic Marijuana Use After Spike In Hospitalizations

Mayor Bill de Blasio said synthetic marijuana is a real problem.

04/18/2015

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Cops: Jersey City Man Assaulted With Tree Branch Over $10 Drug Debt

Thirty-two-year-old Nicholas Rivera is held on $150,000 bail, charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and other charges.

11/06/2014

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Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Faster Action On Synthetic Marijuana

The Democrat said Sunday that he’s urging the agency to use its existing authority to ban more than 250 chemicals used in the synthetic drugs.

09/28/2014

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3 Pleasantville High School Students Taken To Hospital After Smoking Synthetic Substance

Police in Westchester are investigating an incident involving synthetic marijuana that left three children ill.

09/12/2014

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WCBS 880: NYC Officials Issue Warning About Synthetic Marijuana After Wave Of ER Cases

Synthetic marijuana has sent at least 15 people to city emergency rooms over the past few days, a Health Department official said.

07/27/2014

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Boomer: It’s True, I Had Second-Hand High During ‘MNF’ Broadcast

We get to hear some fantastic little-known stories from time to time on the “Boomer & Carton” show. Well, on Friday, we were given our latest radio treat courtesy Boomer Esiason.

01/10/2014

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Report: Jets’ Winslow Charged With Synthetic Marijuana Possession

Winslow, who finished with 31 receptions for 388 yards and two touchdowns this season, was suspended four games earlier in the season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

01/09/2014

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New York Passes New Regulations Against Synthetic Drugs

The regulations expand the state list of prohibited drugs and chemicals and expose store owners or employees to criminal fines up to $500 and up to 15 days in jail, health officials said Tuesday.

08/07/2012

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Synthetic Marijuana Still Available In New York Despite Order

In spite of a New York State Health Department order telling stores to stop selling synthetic marijuana, it is still available. The product has been found in stores all around New York, from bodegas in the Bronx to gas stations on Long Island.

04/04/2012

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New York Bans Sale Of Synthetic Marijuana

The products produces a high when smoked and have been linked to severe adverse reactions including death and acute renal failure.

03/29/2012

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Suffolk County Approves Synthetic Marijuana Ban

The synthetic drug, sold under the names of “Legal Phunk,” “Spice,” and other brands, is often disguised as incense or potpourri.

03/20/2012

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New York Lawmakers Push For National Ban On Synthetic Marijuana

It’s known as incense or potpourri, but it’s not the kind you use to make a room smell nice. It’s an herbal mixture that’s being smoked for a high, and getting many people sick. Now, there’s a new effort to get it banned.

03/05/2012

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