To federal prosecutors and Duluth leaders, Jim Carlson is nothing more than a drug pusher. There’s no dispute that Carlson’s head shop, the Last Place on Earth, openly sold a lot of synthetic marijuana before authorities finally shut it down in July.
A North Branch tobacco shop was raided by authorities Friday, who seized hundreds of grams of illegal synthetic marijuana and thousands of dollars in cash. According to North Branch Police Chief Dan Meyer, police and deputies from the East Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Forces executed a search warrant of King Tobacco after undercover agents made purchases of illegal synthetic marihuana which were marketed as herbal incense.
The owner of a Duluth head shop and three workers have pleaded not guilty to federal charges of selling synthetic drugs that authorities say were misbranded and marketed as incense, potpourri or bath salts.
Despite their daughter’s death was ruled an accidental drowning, the parents of a little girl in Western Wisconsin are facing criminal charges.
The Anoka-Hennepin Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the Blaine Police Department seized synthetic marijuana from a tobacco shop Friday morning, said authorities.
Authorities have seized 20,000 packets of suspected synthetic marijuana from a Duluth head shop as part of a nationwide crackdown.
They’ve been marketed for years as safe and legal alternatives to controlled drugs, substances like marijuana and cocaine, but synthetic substitutes sold online have claimed another Minnesota life.
Police say the owner of a Moorhead smoke shop has been charged under a new state law banning synthetic marijuana.
A new synthetic drug is becoming more popular in Winona, raising concerns for local authorities who worry that a recent state law outlawing the drug might not go far enough in stemming its use.
A move to prohibit synthetic substances that mimic marijuana and other drugs is gaining traction at the Capitol.
Synthetic substances that mimic marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs are making users across the nation seriously ill, causing seizures and hallucinations and even killing some people.
The owner of a Duluth head shop says a new federal ban on five chemicals used to make synthetic marijuana won’t make much difference — he’ll just stock brands that use other, still-legal substances.
An effort to criminalize synthetic marijuana sold as herbal incense has easily cleared the Minnesota House with bipartisan support.
Four Minnesota businesses are appealing a judge’s decision involving synthetic marijuana.
Officials from 14 schools in central Minnesota are gathering Tuesday to discuss the increasing use of synthetic marijuana.
The Last Place on Earth shop in Duluth is suing over the government’s plan to crack down on synthetic marijuana.
It can be made to look like tobacco, herbal incense or a typical baking spice. But it packs twice as much of the active ingredient in marijuana, and the side effects can be life-threatening.
The introduction of synthetic, or “fake”, marijuana is raising many eyebrows across the country. It’s said to be linked to the death of an Iowan teen. Carol Falkowski, drug abuse strategy officer for the Chemical […]
In his final hour on Wednesday, Chad talked with Dr. Charles Reznikoff of HCMC about a story in the Star Tribune about synthetic marijuana and the danger a legal form of it poses to users… […]