The Drug Enforcement Administration is extending emergency controls for six more months on five chemicals used to make fake pot products.
The agency is working on permanently designating smokable herbal products containing the five chemicals as controlled substances. The DEA took emergency action a year ago, making it illegal to possess and sell the five chemicals or products containing them.
Emergency room physicians report some users experience convulsions, anxiety attacks, dangerously elevated heart rates, increased blood pressure, vomiting, and disorientation.
Fake pot is smokeable plant leaves coated with chemicals that produce a marijuana-like high. The DEA says brands like "Spice," "K2," "Blaze," and "Red X Dawn" were labeled herbal incense to mask their intended purpose.
The agency says the extension will provide time to complete the steps to permanent controls.
Boom! James Woods demolishes Hillary's 'for our children' pledge with a 5-word disclaimer
Katie Pavlich - Latest Clinton Email Server Dump Reveals 150 More Documents Flagged For Classified Information
The Beginning of the End | RedState
Political Calculations - What Is Your U.S. Income Percentile Ranking?
Federal judge: Moral objections enough to override HHS contraception mandate - Hot Air
Father of Murder Victim Will Campaign For Gun Control, After He Buys One - Bearing Arms - Anti-Gun Hysteria
Doctors Will Be the Scapegoats in the Coming Obamacare Disaster | Human Events