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New Jersey Senate Committee Takes Action On Drug Bills

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

By David Madden

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey legislators are moving against a pair of lethal forms of marijuana. A state senate committee took action on two measures Thursday morning.

One measure would put into law an administrative action against so called “synthetic marijuana” that’s due to expire next month.

Trenton Democrat Shirley Turner is the sponsor.

“Our Attorney General earlier this year banned the use of synthetic marijuana, but we still see it showing up in many of the convenience stores,” Turner explained.

Another measure approved in the Law and Public Safety Committee enhances the penalties for dealing in “wet.” That’s marijuana laced with PCP, which led to a pair of violent murders in Camden this summer.

Police say the combination can turn a docile person into a madman with great strength and no control. But drug counselors countered that improved treatment programs would do a better job.

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