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Council votes to ban synthetic marijuana sales

The Boston City Council yesterday voted unanimously to ban the sale of K2/Spice and other synthetic cannabinoid products.

Convenience stores and gas stations found selling the colorfully wrapped products would have to pay a fine of $300 per incident, Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester), who proposed the measure, said.

At a recent Government Operations committee hearing, councilors and the Boston Police Department broadened Baker's proposal to extend jurisdiction from the BPD to all law-enforcement agencies in Boston, such as MBTA police.

At-large Councilor Steve Murphy said this resolution is a way to combat the makers of synthetic cannabinoid products, who have stayed a step ahead of legislation and caused epidemics in New Hampshire and New York.

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Ok well, marijuana will be legalized by referendum next year regardless.

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Remarks of the Councilors are available by email about this important item on the Docket of Boston City Council. Request the Stenographic Record of the Wednesday 12 August 2015 Public Meeting at
http://boston.gov/contact/?id=138

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That's all? For something that a public health menace and causing epidemics? (according to authorities).
Doesn't make sense to me.

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Let's stop calling it synthetic marijuana, please. There must be something better to call it. Like synthetic cannabinoid product.

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Just head over to the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital parking lot, where it's sold to DMH and DPH patients. Patients then return to their units and assault staff and other patients. It's a shame the on-grounds DPH Police do nothing about it.

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Audit of Shattuck Hospital
https://www.google.com/search?q=massachusetts+audit+shattuck+hospital

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