Starting tomorrow, the sale of synthetic marijuana becomes illegal in Chicago, Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, and Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced today. “The Chicago ordinance will close the legal loophole that’s permitted these dangerous products to remain on store shelves,” Burke said, crediting Ald. JoAnn Thompson, 16th, with proposing the fake-pot ban approved last month by the City Council.
Those caught selling products that are intended to mimic the effects of marijuana can be fined $1,000 and lose their business licenses. An Illinois law that broadens a law making it a felony to sell or possess fake pot takes effect Jan. 1, Madigan said. The state also bans synthetic cocaine, often called bath salts, and Burke said he plans to introduce a measure tomorrow that would ban the sale of synthetic cocaine in the city.
via : ChicagoTribune.com
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