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Head Shop Owner Set For Synthetic Drugs Trial

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.


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North Branch Tobacco Shop Raided, Synthetic Pot Seized

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.


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Duluth Head Shop Owner Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

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.


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Parents Accused Of Child Neglect To Appear In Court

Despite their daughter’s death was ruled an accidental drowning, the parents of a little girl in Western Wisconsin are facing criminal charges.


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Synthetic Marijuana Seized From Blaine Shop

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.


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Minn. Raid Nets Suspected Synthetic Marijuana

Authorities have seized 20,000 packets of suspected synthetic marijuana from a Duluth head shop as part of a nationwide crackdown.


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Another Minnesota Death Linked To Synthetic Drugs

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.


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Minn. Smoke Shop Owner Charged Under Fake Pot Law

Police say the owner of a Moorhead smoke shop has been charged under a new state law banning synthetic marijuana.


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New Synthetic Drug Growing Popular In Winona

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.


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Move To Ban Synthetic Marijuana Advances In Minn.

A move to prohibit synthetic substances that mimic marijuana and other drugs is gaining traction at the Capitol.


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Synthetic Drugs Send Thousands To ER

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.


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Attorney, Shop Owners Fight DEA Ban On ‘Fake Pot’

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.


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Minn. House OKs Crackdown On Synthetic Marijuana

An effort to criminalize synthetic marijuana sold as herbal incense has easily cleared the Minnesota House with bipartisan support.


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Businesses Appeal Synthetic Marijuana Decision

Four Minnesota businesses are appealing a judge’s decision involving synthetic marijuana.


School Officials Discussing Synthetic Marijuana

Officials from 14 schools in central Minnesota are gathering Tuesday to discuss the increasing use of synthetic marijuana.


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Duluth Business Joins Synthetic Marijuana Lawsuit

The Last Place on Earth shop in Duluth is suing over the government’s plan to crack down on synthetic marijuana.


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Some Minnesota Schools Target 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.


Saturday Night with Esme Murphy – 10/2/10

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 […]


9/29/10 Chad Hartman 2pm Hour

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… […]