State Senate Moves To Make Synthetic Marijuana Possession Illegal

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It's already illegal to sell synthetic marijuana in New York. Now state officials are hoping to make it illegal to possess the dangerous drug.

The state Senate on Monday pushed through a bill that would make possession illegal and close what many considered to be a legal loophole.

State Sen. Patty Ritchie it's a big problem for the Army. She also praised military officials for taking action to ban soldiers from businesses that sell the synthetic pot. 

"It actually has gone so far that soldiers could be discharged from the Army if they are caught possessing the drugs," Ritchie said.

The state Assembly looks at the ban next. If approved there, it will then go to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his signature.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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