Synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as synthetic marijuana or “spice”, are often sold in legal retail outlets as herbal “Incense” or potpourri.” They are labeled “not for human consumption” to attempt to avoid Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory oversight of the manufacturing process. State and federal law enforcement agencies across the country are making the prosecution of synthetic cannabinoids a priority. If the synthetic cannabinoid is not a controlled substance that is banned under state or federal law, the federal government often prosecutes the case as a controlled substance analogue. To be a controlled substance analogue, the chemical has to have the same substantial chemical structure, the same substantial pharmacology effect on the human body and be intended for human consumption.
These cases are very complex and often are a battle of the experts. I handle synthetic drug cases and have the experience and knowledge of what it takes to prepare a defense.
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