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Feds move to ban ‘Spice’

The DEA is not waiting for the legislative process to take action against synthetic marijuana.

While legislators in Virginia and around the country have been drafting bills to ban the chemical pot, sold legally under names like “Spice” and “K-2,” the DEA announced Wednesday it’s using its emergency scheduling authority to “temporarily control” five chemical structures used to make “fake pot.”

The agency plans to make the substances illegal, at least for a year, to study whether they should be permanently controlled, according to a DEA news release.

-By Peter Vieth

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