New Jersey is cracking down on stores that sell synthetic marijuana.
The chemically treated herbs have brand names such as Spice and K2. Four shops accused of selling the products were raided over the past week. The Division of Consumer Affairs is urging state law enforcement to enforce a ban that took effect in February.Dr. Steven Marcus is executive director of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System. He says synthetic marijuana causes users to become aggressive. “These products can be very, very dangerous acutely, right after their use. I mean people run down the street naked, try to go out of moving cars. There are all kinds of reports of bizarre activity.”Marcus says there are no labeling requirements, so purchasers don’t know exactly what they’re getting. He says the number of problems reported to the poison center have dropped since authorities have called attention to the dangers.