Senate votes to criminalize fake pot


Bill would make having synthetic weed a crime in New York state

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By Rick Karlin

Updated 09:23 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year banned retail sales of synthetic marijuana, but the Senate on Monday took the first step toward what could become criminalization of the substances, which had been sold in convenience stores and is still obtainable online and in the streets.

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