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Synthetic pot is illegal

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Staff Report

K-2, Spice, Bath Salts–all innocent sounding, but if you live in Florida you need to know they’re anything but, and they’re all illegal.

On March 23, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law that these synthetic substances are a significant threat to health and public safety. The chemicals found in the synthetic substances are now Schedule I drugs in which the purchase, sale or distribution can result in a felony arrest.

These substances have been on the market for some time, and have served as substitutes for marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines.

Many were pulled at the end of 2010, but according to Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow, the manufacturers removed one ingredient and soon they were for sale again.

 Last week, the Williston Police Department advised all stores in the city limits of the illegalities of the products. Strow said.