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.READ MORE: Woman Beaten To Death With Pipe Inside Old City Office Building, Police Say
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.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Holding Teen Girl Hostage During Barricade In Overbrook, Police Say
“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.MORE NEWS: PennDOT Dealing With Twin Challenges As Latest Winter Storm Bears Down On Philadelphia Region