When Ronald Regan declared his "war on drugs" he commited federal and local law enforcement agencies with the reckless and impossible task of trying to eradicate marijuana from the United States.
The bottom line is that if marijuana was legalized as a controlled substance like alcohol and tobacco, there wouldn't be any need for synthitic pot. There's an old saying that people who fail to remember history, are destened to repeat it and that's exactly what is happening.
When alcohol was prohibited in the United States, it didn't go away. It just came back on the black market, but in a much more dangerous form with catchy names like Moon Shine and White Lightening. In addition to leaving people blind and in full blown kidney failure, prohibition also created a huge criminal underground that still exists to this very day.
So here we are again with the conservative and religious right in this country trying to assert their moral values on responsible adults who care to smoke marijuana. As a result of the their full on assult on natural marijuana, we now have a far more dangerous form of synthetic marijuana with catchy names like Spice, K2, and Klimax.
Now the Department of Justice has managed to have Spice, and K2 listed as a Schedule 1 narcotic. This has only come about due to the alarming number of emergency room visits connected to synthetic weed. Yet they fail to recognize that the prevalance of one is a direct result of a senseless ban on the other.
According to CNN, the most common negative reactions to the drug are vomiting, anxiety, hallucinations, seizures, high blood pressure, or loss of consciousness. The ban has been in the works since at least last year around this time, when the Village Voice's Runnin' Scared reported that while an overdose of real marijuana would never be fatal, one of the fake weed not only can be, but has been.
So, what's really going on here? - Well the DEA is now waging a war on the synthitic marijuana market that they created. DO YOU GET IT? - More tax payer dollars to launch a new war on synthetic pot while continuing their ongoing war on natural pot. GOD BLESS AMERICA!