Synthetic drug ban has buyers racing

  • Article by: LARRY OAKES and PAM LOUWAGIE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 8, 2011 - 10:01 AM

Retailers unsuccessfully tried to block law on substances that mimic pot and LSD from taking effect.

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norsskenJun. 30, 11 2:26 PM

Maybe one or more of these drug-dealer lawyers should make a buy and then defend themselves against subsequent charges? Fat chance.

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vanceJun. 30, 11 2:47 PM

GOP - please work to rid us of these and the many other pointless laws that hinder commerce and infringe upon our personal liberties and rights purchase, for example, a plant that GOD put on this earth.

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stefanjohaJun. 30, 11 3:19 PM

I didn't realize synthetic drugs were such a huge problem, excluding the highly-publicized teenager overdose situation. I guess that means we can't take anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, stimulants and painkillers anymore because they simulate effects of drugs that are currently illegal.

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stoneageJun. 30, 11 3:26 PM

Dude, where's the Doiritos?

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unknownfritoJun. 30, 11 3:27 PM

I used to think laws like this are silly an dumb. Government regulating what chemicals people can intake but as I write this I am watching the Maury show and every guest that is on the show was probably in need of some regulation. Government telling these people what they can and cannot do would probably be a good thing.

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stefanjohaJun. 30, 11 3:52 PM

People really freaked out about that teenage overdose huh? I'm sure teenagers will continue to find ways to get themselves in trouble, and our governments will continue to make things illegal instead of addressing the social issues that drive kids to self-destructive behavior. I guess mind-altering drugs are only legal when the government and/or (usually and) coroporations can make a profit.

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transmitterJun. 30, 11 4:04 PM

Laugh all you want until one of your children or friends dies from overdosing on these disgusting excuses for entertainment. Its all fun and games until YOUR child is killed, then it's serious stuff!

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largewuJun. 30, 11 4:38 PM

This ban will just force people using these drugs to start buying real weed again, which is what the synthetics are intended to emulate. I view this as a good thing since marijuana is undoubtedly safer than the god-knows-what chemicals are in these synthetic drugs.

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jdogg420Jun. 30, 11 4:58 PM

The War on drugs is pointless. You can't regulate morallity or stuoidity. If someone wants to get high they will. I do not understand the thought process when you take something out of the hands of a legitimate business that can be regulated and taxed, and put it into the black market were it can be sold by criminals.

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soccermomof6Jun. 30, 11 5:50 PM

You are right... you can't keep your kids from making stupid decisions. We have one of our kids in a drug rehab program from these drugs... just wait til your kid is caught doing some of the stuff ours was doing... it's horrific as a parent to understand what these drugs can do to kids...and to their families. While you can all pontificate about this that and the other when it comes to drugs, understand this... they tear families apart.

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