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Minnesota House Unanimously Bans Synthetic Drugs

By Shawn Dwyer

The new law would go a long way in restricting the sale of synthetics in retail shops, but does little to curb sales online. MORE  

Minnesota Bill Would Ban All Unapproved Synthetic Drugs

By Bryan Le

A proposed law would ban all ingested or inhaled substances that provide illicit drug-like effects unless they are FDA approved. MORE  

NBOMe Leads to Teen Overdose Deaths

By Bryan Le

The drug, meant to be a knockoff of LSD, has proven fatal for U.S. teens. MORE  

Utah Man Blames Spice Addiction For Torching Apartment Complex

By McCarton Ackerman

Dustin Bowman was given no mercy by a federal magistrate due to his previous arrests and failed battle with addiction. MORE  

Feds to Add Synthetic Weed to Schedule I List

By Shawn Dwyer

The DEA plans to add the chemical compound to the list on a temporary basis until agencies initiate rules to make the move permanent. MORE  

Family of Latest "Spice" Death Speaks Out

By Amelia Edelman

Despite growing concern about the dangers of death and addiction, synthetic marijuana continues to remain legal and widely available to teens. MORE  

Do Drug Tests Drive People to Legal Highs?

By Victoria Kim

A study finds that many pot users turn to the synthetic variety so they can pass drug tests. MORE  

Tourists Tortured in Dubai Over "Spice"

By Ben Feuerherd

Three Brits on vacation were reportedly brutally abused after being busted. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 15, 2013

By Bryan Le

Synthetic marijuana may cause kidney damage, Bloomberg seeks an end to jail time for pot, and a 12-step group helps compulsive shoplifters. MORE  

Spice-Lovers More Prone to Alcohol Problems

By Chrisanne Grise

Fiery foods and booze activate endorphins in the brain in similar ways, researchers say. MORE  

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