New Legislation Passed on Synthetic Marijuana and Bath Salts

On June 11, 2013, the New York State Senate passed legislation which will criminalize the possession of synthetic marijuana and the substance that is called "bath salts" because the ingredients found in synthetic marijuana and "bath salts" are now classified under Section I substances. The new legislation states that the punishment for selling or possessing synthetic marijuana and "bath salts" would be similar to having been found guilty of the possession of or the sale of marijuana and methamphetamines. For example, if you are accused of the sale of synthetic marijuana and/or "bath salts" to a minor and you were on or near school grounds, you will be charged with a Class B Felony which is punishable by up to 25-years in prison.

The New York State Department of Health has more information related to these federally banned substances here.

If you or anyone you know has been accused of being in possession of these illegal substances or selling these banned Section I substances, please call The Law Offices of Robert Schuster for a free telephone consultation.