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Old 11-26-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Feds move to ban chemicals used to make 'fake pot'

You have to wonder why the herbalist aren't all over this.


Feds move to ban chemicals used to make 'fake pot'
By the CNN Wire Staff
November 24, 2010 3:43 p.m. EST

Washington (CNN) -- "Fake pot" products that give a marijuana-like high could be illegal in another month as the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration takes emergency action to ban chemicals used to make them.

"Over the past year, smokable herbal blends marketed as being 'legal' and providing a marijuana-like high, have become increasingly popular, particularly among teens and young adults," the DEA said in a news release Wednesday.


"Until the risks associated with ingesting these products and chemicals can be studied and understood, there is no place for them on the shelves of any legitimate business," he said.


The chemicals, which were used in research, have not been approved for human consumption, and there is no oversight of the manufacturing process, the DEA said.
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