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DEA imposes 'emergency' ban to control synthetic marijuana

The agency says the action is necessary 'to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety'


By Jeanne Meserve
CNN.com

WASHINGTON — Effective Tuesday, "Spice" will not be a legal alternative to pot. The Drug Enforcement Administration is making the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana illegal for at least one year.

The agency says the action is necessary "to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety."

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