By Barry Cooper
I have been flooded with emails asking about synthetic marijuana.
I asked two trusted lawyers who both recommended that since the legal wording of the new Food and Drug Administration's law can unambiguously include ALL synthetics, it is their
recommendation as well as mine to cease mailing and/or possessing any synthetics to/in the U.S. It is important to note that in the government's wording, the new law makes it clear they have closed the loophole regarding overseas importation of these substances to the U.S.
Recent raids and arrests in the U.S. show the government's willingness to disrupt the SELLING OF SYNTHETICS whether they are legal or not. Police are operating with the attitude, "Since the new laws are complicated, we will make the arrests and let the courts sort out whether the arrests were legal or not."
For example, prior to the ban taking effect and while it was still in the grace period, U.S. law enforcement conducted a series of raids and arrests seizing millions in cash and product. Although the citizens arrested were well within the legal "grace period," they suffered the
raids, arrests and confiscation of all their hard earned cash and assets. Now, the unfortunate synthetic clerk must navigate through the complex, costly and stressful U.S. criminal
In America, there is LAW and there is CASE LAW. The LAW is a guide for law enforcement but usually lacks detail. When a person is arrested for violating a LAW, the LAW is tested and tried in court. After a ruling, there is now CASE LAW to guide the officers and the courts. Since the Federal Ban against synthetics is a new LAW, THERE IS NO CASE LAW to offer legal guidance. To err on the side of caution and safety, it is recommended that no persons test the new LAW. It can cost you everything you own, including your life.
The U.S. government loves making examples of people who break new LAWS. It is our opinion the U.S. government is close to making many International arrest of those not heeding the new synthetic LAWS.