Cops just can't keep up with latest designer-drug threats

  • Article by: JAMES WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 21, 2011 - 2:53 PM

The government didn't see this coming. Now the DEA is scrambling to play catch-up.

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snowdoggNov. 19, 1111:56 PM

Prohibition has never worked. Decriminalize marijuana now so citizens do not try to find "legal" ways around trying to find what they want. A "Problem" Created By Prohibition Is Not Eliminated By Prohibition.

keastlandNov. 20, 1112:08 AM

Guess how many people marijuana has killed.... ZERO!!!! EVER! It's literally impossible to die from smoking marijuana. This entire problem is created by bureaucracy and the gov.. As the last poster said; Prohibition has NEVER worked!

yardpoliceNov. 20, 1112:34 AM

I agree with snowdogg. Take a look at the Federal Drug Schedule to marijuana can seriously be categorized as a level I narcotic is beyond me! Time to make some changes or we are going to see our crime trends from 1920 - 1933 repeat themselves.

prescottvikeNov. 20, 11 3:49 AM

Exactly Snowdogg, the only reason people buy this crap is that they are afraid of a positive test for pot.

tbot2000Nov. 20, 11 6:14 AM

We created this mess - PROHIBITION HAS NEVER WORKED! FYI, it is impossible to OD on Marijuana.. but we spend billions to enforce laws against it's use. Now there is a synthetic drug problem.. Perhaps all of this could've been avoided had common sense ruled the day... what a mess. Shoulda legalized weed a loooonng time ago.

smallfryguyNov. 20, 11 6:18 AM

What??? Cops can't keep up with a threat that doesn't exist! I am shocked!! Hey, Star Tribune. There is no synthetic drug problem or threat. I understand you can fool some of the people some of the time and most of the people most of the time, but just because you write it does not make it true. But, maybe someone will give you an award for this nonsense so you can feel good about it.

hendersonmjNov. 20, 11 6:49 AM

New headline "Enforcing Prohibition Is Hard, Promotes Organized Crime".

ticknoNov. 20, 11 7:00 AM

The thing is the government and law inforcement know that they will never stop any drugs. But the money is just too good. It doesn't matter how many people'e lives are lost or destroyed on either side, they don't care, because the money is just too good. Too think they are protecting society from drugs is laughable. The more they spend the more drugs are cheaper and available. And don't bother asking a politician about leagalization. You get the same codescending smirk and giggles attitude from these toads everytime. "Ah look the druggy wants to leagalize drugs" instead of answering the question because the money is just too good too stop the insanity.

somedude2Nov. 20, 11 7:00 AM

All of this extra cost, work, and enforcement just so they do not need to leagalize the "evil" weed. Leagalize marijuana now to save lives.

longmemoryNov. 20, 11 7:29 AM

Pot is also an great alternative to booze. I would have ended up as an alcoholic if I hadn't been sent to Vietnam and discovered pot. It's more satisfying, it's not physically addictive, it's not lethal and there's no hangover. However, I don't think you should do it before your brain reaches maturity in your early 20's.


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