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Op-ed column: Misplaced priorities

Ease marijuana war to target bath salts, truly dangerous drug

Forest Byrd/For The Sunday Gazette
Forest Byrd/For The Sunday Gazette
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If you’re a fan of hallucinogens, your life got a little harder last week. At long last, New York state is taking seriously the latest drug craze: hallucinogenic bath salts. The Department of Health issued new regulations to crack down on the spread of these synthetic drugs, and a wide range of ingredients used to make them. Moreover, local officials will now be able to go after users, dealers and manufacturers on their own, though ...

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August 19, 2012
5:49 p.m.

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Steve, you should be more clear and advise the readers that this is purely a NYC problem. Bloomberg and the NYC police are making almost all of these arrests. Bloomberg's police force has made more low level marijuana arrests than the last three mayors combined. It is almost certainly a money making scheme of some sort. 50,000 arrests last year alone in NYC times a minimum of $100 each equals $5 million. You should send your letter to Mike Bloomberg and tell him to fix the problem and quit bothering us about soda, and baby formula and salt and transfats and cigarettes.

August 25, 2012
11:33 a.m.

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Anything natural ie.Marijuana, should not now, or ever have been illegal. Homemade,lab made, designer drugs ARE the bad guy and always will be.