Mass., N.H. crack down on ‘synthetic marijuana’

August 15, 2014 11:59 PM

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Mass., N.H. crack down on ‘synthetic marijuana’

Authorities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire are cracking down on “synthetic marijuana,” a drug that has been linked to a series of recent overdoses as it remained on store shelves despite federal attempts to ban it.

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan this week declared a public health emergency linked to a brand of the drug that she says has sickened dozens of people this month around Manchester and Concord. The move gives police tools to seize packets of one type of the drug, called “Bubblegum Flavor” of “Sm...

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