As per reports, it has been revealed that New York’s Department of Health has banned the sale of synthetic marijuana, which is available under brand names such as Spice and Twisted Dreams.
New York is not the first state which has banned the sale of synthetic marijuana, as Pennsylvania banned it in 2011 and New Jersey did it in February 2012. Experts said that the material in these packets contain chemicals which are high in THC, the active component in marijuana.
It has also been said that marijuana is also found in aromatic products and is available with the shops which sells tobacco products. La Mar Hasbrouck, who is Ulster County's public health director, was of the view that he has been hearing a lot many cases in regard to people taking synthetic marijuana.
Health Commissioner Nirav Shah said that marijuana has adverse effects on health. Some of the ill effects include increased heart rates, paranoid behavior, agitation, nausea and in severe cases, it can also cause renal failure and death.
He further affirmed that a lot of changes have come in the last two years, as now more teens are found to be taking synthetic marijuana. In fact, marijuana sellers have also increased in the state and this is the reason that they decided to introduce the ban in the state.
“We are banning the sale of synthetic marijuana because, no matter what you call it, it’s clear that this is an illegal drug which is putting the health of New Yorkers, especially young adults, at risk”, said Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Cuomo said that their action will make parents realize that they should keep a tab on their children to prevent them from indulging into marijuana habits.
US Business News
New Zealand News
- After Suspected Botulism, CFIA Warns People
- Health Care Education Necessary for the Future of Province: Analysts
- B.C. Government Grants $700,000 for Managing Facial Deformities
- Michelle Shocked delivers hate speech about homosexuality at her gig
- Guess who Justin Bieber got burned by?!! His ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez