Synthetic Marijuana Banned in Georgia

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that outlaws all forms of synthetic marijuana in Georgia.

Deal signed Senate Bill 370 on Tuesday, which was named Chase's Law after 16-year-old Chase Corbitt Burnett who was found dead in his Fayette County home after smoking the substance. The teen's family joined the governor and other state leaders for the bill signing.

Synthetic cannabinoids contain marijuana-like chemical compounds combined with dried vegetation and are sold in gas stations throughout the state. The substance can cause psychosis and increase the tendency of violent behavior.

Law enforcement officials requested the bill be signed immediately so they can begin cracking down on the sale of the substance.


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  • by Chelsea Location: Henry ga on Mar 31, 2012 at 09:48 AM
    It only killed those that abused mainly by consuming too much in a short period of time. Now people who were currently smoking the "legal" verison will go back to doing whatever drug they did before which could of been a much stronger/harder drug then "legal" verison of marijuana. All I can say is epic fail goverment, atleast you were making money now people will by street drugs instead! :-)
  • by darryl Location: cleveland ga on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM
    this stuff never killed no one.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 at 06:41 PM in reply to darryl
      It runs some people crazy and they are subject to kill someone.
  • by SURPRISED Location: SLOCOMB on Mar 28, 2012 at 01:52 AM
    THATS GOOD! THERE IS A GIRL SELLING TRUCKLOADS OF IT IN GEORGIA ON THE EBID AUCTION WEBSITE. THIS STUFF IS BAD. AND IS OUTLAWED IN MANY STATES AND IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES NOW. ITS REALLY BAD STUFF.IT HAS CAUSED CAR WRECKS AND OTHER VERY SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS FOR PEOPLE IN FLORIDA. HOPE THEY GET ER DONE ON THIS MATTER. BAD BAD STUFF..
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