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Synthetic Marijuana Ban

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Pharmacy Board is adding six more kinds of synthetic marijuana to a list of banned substances after law enforcement officials reported chemists were finding ways to skirt the law.

Board Executive Secretary Larry Pinson says the new regulations were approved Tuesday morning. The ban will be delivered to Carson City this week for final approval from Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Pinson says regulators have been trying to keep up with manufacturers since synthetic marijuana was banned last May. As soon as regulations ban one chemical compound, chemists develop variations that produce the same marijuana-like effect.

Pinson says the pharmacy board has yet to develop a single solution to the evolving drug problem.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press


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