Retailers sue over 'designer' drug ban

  • Article by: PAM LOUWAGIE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 6, 2011 - 11:10 AM

Three state merchants say the new law is too vague and offers no proof of any potential danger.

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justsayingJun. 27, 1110:13 PM

Good argument.

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bakagaijinJun. 27, 1110:59 PM

just make pot legal and people won't being going out and buying substitutes that are dangerous. And when pot is regulated it will increase revenues for this and other destitute states.

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comment1000Jun. 27, 1111:31 PM

Legalize hemp and this is no longer an issue AND we can keep our state parks open.

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crunkstarJun. 27, 1111:43 PM

"substantially similar" So will it be illegal to eat turkey because it has tryptophan in it? Who decides what is substantially similar?

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fenderu2Jun. 28, 1112:03 AM

The record industry went bad, so it's time to pedal designer drugs.

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adamh2oJun. 28, 1112:14 AM

The retailers have no chance. I see kindergartners getting expelled from school for a squirt gun, eighth graders getting expelled for giving an aspirin to a classmate, people going to prison for smoking pot. All you have to say is "We are doing it for the kids!" and common sense goes out the window and you are fighting a battle you will never win.

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lazer29Jun. 28, 1112:45 AM

comment1000....Hemp is a cousin of the good stuff. Hemp will not get you high. Hemp is a plant that has a thousand uses and it is illegal to possess and grow because it confuses police. Although it can be used as fuel, building products, clothing, paper, plastics, paints, rope, beneficial food products, and literally hundreds of other uses. The politicians in this country get so much money from corporations that want this plant to be eradicated from this earth. Now if you want to solve the budget problem you have to legalize weed. The stuff that has a THC content of 30%.

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ammunraJun. 28, 1112:46 AM

Nothing quite like the tried and true "Drugs are bad, mmkay?" argument when asked to qualify your assertion with empirical evidence and tangible standards.

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gladwarefunJun. 28, 1112:58 AM

I'm glad someone is bringing up the ridiculousness of the old argument "it's hurting the kids". Most people who buy this stuff are *not* kids. That's just political ammunition to get the folks at home riled up. And I am tired of the government growing bigger and bigger. Now there's cameras at every dang street light. No one has a problem with this? And I'm also tired of the government telling me what I can and cannot do in my own home, unreasonably. Legalize weed or whatever, stop banning stuff - regulate it - and leave us alone!

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notadumdemJun. 28, 11 1:12 AM

"including the so-called research chemical blamed for a mass overdose in Blaine this spring that killed a 19-year-old." Yeah...nothing wrong with allowing that stuff to be sold. Idiots.

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