Schumer calls on DEA to punish synthetic pot dealers

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Senator Chuck Schumer is speaking out against the dangerous use and sale of synthetic marijuana.

He’s calling on the drug enforcement administration to create a special investigative unit to punish people selling the drug online in spite of state bans.

Senator Schumer says federal statistics show nearly 23,000 emergency room visits in a two-month period were related to synthetic marijuana use.

The Senator also says poison control center calls about the drug are surging around the nation.

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