The War on Drugs Caused the Fake Pot Problem
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration published a "first-of-its-kind report" finding that synthetic marijuana was linked to more than 11,400 drug-related hospitalizations in 2010. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) spearheaded a recent bill banning chemicals used to make fake pot. He said: "This report underscores that a federal ban was right to protect public safety…Still, cynical manufacturers are evading the federal ban by altering chemicals or ignoring the ban altogether. Anyone who might be tempted to try this drug should realize its use can end in tragedy, such as the loss of my constituent, David Rozga."