In SPRINGFIELD, in the State of Montana, Police have reported arresting two women who have yet to be identified as part of there sweep to control synthetic drugs. The bust occurred on Thursday at a local smoke shop on South Campbell Avenue. According to official spokes men of the Springfield police department, police officers served a search warrant to the owners of “Draggin’ Fire” a shop located at 3165 S. Campbell Ave, Suite B4, police found Herbal Incense bags and imitation drugs, as well as “smoking devices” otherwise known as bongs, pipes and regular stuff you find in a smoke shop, considered “drug paraphernalia”. Police reported having investigated with undercover cops this particular shop where they made purchases of K2 and other mimicking bags of generic Herbal Incense bags. Police did not mention whether or not the bags contained synthetics, however, it is likely that the Police tested previous bags from there undercover purchase prior to issuing the search warrant and having found synthetics that fall under regulated substances. This marks another bust of a local smoke shop in a string of almost weekly busts now of people selling “controlled substances” it is the writer opinion that even if the said bags of ... Read More »
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In SPRINGFIELD, in the State of Montana, Police have reported arresting two women who have yet to be...
Today in Carlsbad a community located in the state of New Mexico, 3 man were indicted with drug poss...
In this week’s issue, New Times Broward-Palm Beach (which, like Toke of the Town, is part of V...
The police seized more than $100,000 worth of herbal incense in a raid last month in Missouri. Unlik...
According to an Ohio local television news station, there was a major raid on a local tobacco shop, ...
Today in Carlsbad a community located in the state of New Mexico, 3 man were indicted with drug possession and trafficking charges. Readers, shop owners and users heed my words do not be as dumb as these three people, selling herbal incense of any kind of synthetics whether its G2, G3 whatever is a big no no, I can pull up countless other stories about similar occurrences. A store that can easily be targeted by DEA or law enforcement officials and is subject to the scrutiny of the community is for sure an easy cash grab/target. I noticed Hammer Head I was under the impression the company had stopped producing this product and had never made a 3rd generation herbal incense anyone can confirm? This story highlights a crucial lesson for all store owners stop selling herbal incense with synethics cannabanoids, you might as well be selling crack cocaine in your store. For all personal users heed a warning from this be careful of what and where you purchase your goods you also could be a target of a sweep. Also if you get stopped and an officer finds these in your car you can NO longer claim its just incense its legal, you can clearly see ... Read More »
In this week’s issue, New Times Broward-Palm Beach (which, like Toke of the Town, is part of Village Voice Media) looks closer at the rise and eventual crack down on the synthetic cannabinoid industry. Over the past three years, manufacturers and retailers of so-called “herbal incenses” have popped up in all 50 states. It quickly became a multibillion-dollar industry built on products that had names like Crazy Eyes, Cowboy Kush, and Skull Killa. It’s actually a horrible misnomer to call these substances “synthetic marijuana” or “fake pot,” because they actually have nothing to do with real cannabis, and unlike herbal cannabis, they can be dangerous. Until two months ago, many of these herbal incenses remained legal because state and federal lawmakers couldn’t keep up with the onslaught of new chemicals being churned out by overseas labs and imported by herbal-incense manufacturers. Whenever the government banned one synthetic cannabinoid, chemists simply tweaked their formulations to concoct new, legal replacements that still got people stoned. Now, the synthetics industry is coming down from a three-year high. For the complete story by Chris Sweeney, visit the link below: http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2012-09-13/news/the-fake-pot-industry-is-coming-down-from-a-three-year-high/ Read More »
The police seized more than $100,000 worth of herbal incense in a raid last month in Missouri. Unlike a lot of the larger raids happening across the country, this one seems to have been done entirely at the local level with no DEA involvement. “A search warrant executed in the 6000 block of Shadow Circle in Osage Beach Sunday resulted in the bust of a synthetic cannabinoid laboratory, according to a press release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office,” as reported in a local Missouri news outlet, the Boonville Daily News. The documentation was short on details regarding how the group’s activity came to light, and how the product was being sold and labeled. What is known is that on October 28th, 2012, law enforcement officials seized the incense, three firearms, and $1,800.00 cash. According to the Boonville Daily News, charges are being brought against five local residents. “Narcotics investigators from the sheriff’s office and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group subsequently arrested Micah P. Schlicht, 20; Zacharia J. Anderson, 22; William P. Dismang Jr., 23; Jorey T. Anderson, 19; and Chadwick J. Schlicht, 42. All five are being charged with the Class B Felony of Manufacture and Production of ... Read More »
According to an Ohio local television news station, there was a major raid on a local tobacco shop, resulting in large seizures of property. Local law enforcement searched the busy location for synthetic marijuana, and found what they were expecting. “Ashland Police Detectives, Ashland County Sheriff’s Detectives, Loudonville Police and the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force raided the Loudonville Tobacco Shop on Tuesday and served the owner with an indictment,” according to WMFD. The shop had previously been raided in January of this year with law enforcement recovering many packages of herbal incense. This time they found 191 packets, which they estimate have a street value of $2,000, as well as more than $3,500 in cash, and possibly surveillance footage that may incriminate those involved in the operation. So why were law enforcement officials so keen to shut the shop down that they raided twice in under a year? “This latest raid was conducted because the same product ended up in the possession of an Ashland Middle School student. The store owner, Larry Bays, 67, was served with an indictment for aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools,” as reported by WMFD. It remains unclear ... Read More »
One of the very popular Herbal Incense sites out there SomeIncense.com, announced that their site will no longer be accepting new orders. Details are outlined below. To read more, visit their site at: http://someincense.com Attention all customers—————————————————-Due to all the recent warehouses being raided from “Operation Log Jam”, we are currently unable to obtain product and fulfill more orders. All credit card orders that have been placed via our website will be fulfilled and shipped as requested and each customer will or has already received an email with tracking numbers for your shipment. In the event we are unable to fill your order, your credit card will be refunded immediately and you will see the credit on your credit statement, pending your bank’s policies and time lines for refunds to be credited.NO COD orders will be fulfilled unless product remains after we have fulfilled 100% of all credit card customers 1st. Our call center will be up and operating, as well as our emails for any customers that have questions regarding their order. Please do not flood our call center with questions about when we will have product again, we do not have an answer to that question, as of ... Read More »
I'll quickly point out I am not a lawyer or legal expert of any kind. The information used to support my argument is based on a personal interpretation of the Federal Law S.3187, evidence was utilized from various first hand source (commentary, opinions by non-experts). In this post we will be discussing the pro and cons of the legal arguments with regards to whether so-called 4th Generation Synthetic cannabinoids (i.e.: UR-144, 5-fur, 5fakb48, sts-135 ) are in fact legal or not. Read More »
On May 26, 2012 a man was attacked in Miami by another man who bite his face off leaving nothing but his goatee. I know you all heard of this story, because news coverage about it went on for a hardcore 96 hours! Even people in Europe heard about it for pete sake. The media dubbed it the Zombie attack (really loosing grip with reality (the media)), they love this kind of story and tends to run it to its death especially when they can blame the lack thereof of government regulation (blame government) for a drug that was not properly regulated under Schedule I (aka "the money waster section"/ "referee madness"). Read More »
Below you will find a list of all the pending state side laws concerning the control of Bath Salts and Synthetic cannabinoid IL H 1655: Amends the Controlled Substances Act; adds MDPV to the list of Schedule I controlled substances. IL S 1034: Adds certain substituted cathinones to controlled substances schedule I. IL H 5233: Amends the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; sets forth as definition for synthetic drug product; provides that whoever distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute, a synthetic drug product or a drug that is misbranded under the Act is guilty of a Class 2 felony and may be fined an amount not to exceed $100,000 and that a person convicted of a second or subsequent violation is guilty of a Class 1 felony, the fine for which shall not exceed $250,000. Read More »
In our previous post we discussed the bill in detail and gave a link for those interest in reading about it. The federal bill is now active meaning it is illegal to possess/sell/manufacture goods containing the outlined compounds in the bill. We encourage you to trash or use up the product you have had in the past as soon as possible. We strongly encourage all members of the Smoking Blend community to exercise caution when buying from (i call them) kids websites that were designed in three seconds and simply sell you all sorts of crap... and the owner doesn't even know what the manufacturers put in the Smoking blends. Be SMART and request a lab report before buying the product. If you have time call the Lab up and confirm the validity of the lab report before purchasing from the seller. Read More »
Heads up to all Smoking Blend / Herbal Incense / Spice Incense users HR-1254 also known as the synthetic drug control act, has been amended into a larger FDA bill known as S.3187 which includes a copy paste version of the HR-1254 Bill at the very end. It has passed the House and Senate votes and is now due to be signed by the President on or shortly after July 9th, 2012 the bill will come into full effect 48 hrs after the signing. Be aware that if you have purchased Herbal Blends prior to this time period it is very possible that they contained banned substances. Read More »
The state of texas has banned the sell use and distribution of synthetic herbs such as K2 Incense, and Spice. Reasons for the ban are being cited as due to poor manufacturing of Products that caused many users to call in to the Texas Poison Center Network they have received an estimated 600 calls in since January 2010 relating to K2 exposure. The Texas Department of State Health Services is following several other states in outlawing synthetic marijuana products. More specifically the state law will ban herbal blends that contain the following D.E.A. country wide banned substances, five chemicals, JWH -018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497, and cannabicyclohexanol that are found in K2 were placed on the Schedule. All of which are being claimed as highly abusive and dangerous to public health. Persons found guilty of a Class A misdemeanor are subject to a fine not to exceed $4,000 and/or confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year. Persons found guilty of a Class B misdemeanor are subject to a fine not to exceed $2,000 and/or confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days. While doing research very little information was discovered concerning hard evidence other ... Read More »