Tag Archives: Synthetic Marijuana

Permalink to “Darkness” sends 20 to the ER in PA

“Darkness” sends 20 to the ER in PA

Pennsylvania has seen share of K2 and spice emergencies, due to bad batches, or overdoses during over the past years. One brand in particular, called Darkness is responsible for sending 20 patients into the ER at PinnacleHealth during the first weekend of August 2016. Dauphin County’s Drug Task Force and Harrisburg police are investigating to […]

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Bad batch of K2 causing problems in PA

Synthetic marijuana has been around for years now but a recent “spike” in overdoses has brought it back into the spotlight. Synthetic marijuana products like spice and K2 are illegal in Pennsylvania as well as across the country.  These designer drugs are made in laboratories and sold commercially.  While they are sold as marijuana substitutes, they […]

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Hershey Stadium Concert Series

With the upcoming concert series and festivities announced at Hershey Giant Stadium, I thought it would be good to discuss some of the common charges people are arrested for at such events. Underage Drinking The penalties for underage drinking in Pennsylvania include: Up to 90 days in jail First offense – 90 day  driver’s license […]

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Permalink to Pennsylvania Men Arrested for Bath Salts, Synthetic Marijuana

Pennsylvania Men Arrested for Bath Salts, Synthetic Marijuana

Recent news that four Lancaster County men have been arrest for charges related to synthetic marijuana and bath salts once again highlight the use of these drugs and their popularity in Pennsylvania.  Despite the statewide ban on these drugs, it is very common to find people using these substances. Both the DEA and the Commonwealth […]

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Permalink to New Designer Drugs Pose a Problem for Forensic Science

New Designer Drugs Pose a Problem for Forensic Science

Recently Gov. Corbett signed a law banning bath salts and other forms of synthetic marijuana and drugs.  However, even before the ink dried, the inevitable happened: People made new drugs.  From synthetic drugs to exotic plants to cleaners and chemicals, people have found new ways to get high and continue the cat-and-mouse game with the […]

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Permalink to Pennsylvania Bans Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana

Pennsylvania Bans Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana

The Pennsylvania State Senate has moved to ban bath salts and synthetic marijuana.  The bill now awaits Gov. Corbett’s signature to be passed into law.  Under the proposed bill, bath salts and synthetic drugs like Spice and K2 will be banned and classified as “Schedule 1” drugs. Penalties for Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana Unless […]

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Bath Salt Laws in PA

It seems that there are new ways to get high popping up everyday.  From synthetic marijuana to household cleaners and chemicals, people are finding new and sometimes dangerous ways to get high.  It seems that using bath salts as a drug is also gaining popularity.  Recently, a woman in Oklahoma was arrested for allegedly selling […]

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Permalink to PA DUI Drugs Update: K2 Banned by DEA

PA DUI Drugs Update: K2 Banned by DEA

The United States Department of Justice has banned Five Synthetic Cannabinoids including JWH-018 the main ingredient in K2 and Spice.  You can expect that Pennsylvania will also ban these substances and attach very severe penalties to them as well.  Once they do this, driving under the influence of these substances will also result in a […]

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Permalink to Dear PA DUI Attorney: Can You Land a DUI for Synthetic Marijuana?

Dear PA DUI Attorney: Can You Land a DUI for Synthetic Marijuana?

Every Friday we take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about Pennsylvania DUI so we can clear up any misconceptions and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information about PA  DUI laws and related topics. Today: Dear Justin, Someone was talking about K2 and Spice, a “synthetic marijuana”, and said […]

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