In 2011, Wisconsin (Statutes 961: Controlled Substances Act 961.14 (tb) ) recognized synthetic cannabinoids as an illegal drug in Wisconsin, however the manufacture, sell and possession of synthetic marijuana is still prevalent across the state. Fake pot with names like I Aroma, Zero Gravity and Head Trip in packages labeled as “potpourri or incense” and “not for human consumption” are sometimes sold under the table in convenience stores here in Wisconsin and across the country translating into big profits for store owners and suppliers.
The effects of synthetic cannabinoid can be 85 times as potent as marijuana posing a much greater risk to users. Even proponents of marijuana consider synthetic cannabinoids too dangerous as they can cause pronounced psychological and physical reactions including psychotic episodes and seizures.
A wrongful death case playing out in Illinois underscores just how dangerous fake weed can be after a teenager high on synthetic marijuana crashed into a house traveling at 100mph, killing him. The drug trail led back to an Iowa man who used chemicals illegally shipped from China to make lucrative synthetic pot who later sold his ‘winning’ recipe to another manufacturer that supplied the store where the teen purchased the lethal weed. All parties are subject to investigation as a result of the tragic death.
Arrested For Synthetic Marijuana Drug Possession or Drug Delivery?
Contact an Experienced Wisconsin Criminal Defense Attorney for Immediate Help
Despite arrests for possession and distribution of synthetic drugs such as fake weed increasing, many people really don’t know the danger and legal consequences surrounding their use or possession. If you or a family member have been arrested for a Wisconsin drug crime involving the manufacture, sale, use or possession of synthetic marijuana or other drug offenses, contact the Wisconsin drug crime attorneys at the Law Offices of Andrew C. Ladd for a free and confidential consultation at 262-542-3900.